Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-14492

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Comment Number: AGW-14492

From: duncan sanders-fleming
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 6:29 PM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: large corporations and farming

Dear folks at the Dept. of Justice,
I recently saw the excellent documentary titled "Food, Inc." and found that it explained a lot of what we have been seeing in the news and experiencing as purchasers of food.  It seems very clear that, under the current business climate in the food industry, we are living in a very unhealthy era in regards to food.  Food may be fairly inexpensive but what is generally available is not very healthy and sometimes can be extremely dangerous.  I think that the government which is currently subsidizing large corporate farming should do more to promote the health of the small farm and the healthfulness of what people generally eat.  Corporate farming is obviously not a good trend and does not have the health of the nation as it's focal point.  It may be keeping the price of food low but it is bankrupting the country by driving up the cost of health care-- we are having an epidemic of disease that results from unhealthy eating, eg., early onset diabetes.

Thank you for reading this!
Frederick D. Sanders-Fleming
77 Pemberton St.
Cambridge, Ma   02140


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