Given that I’m reading Wendell Berry’s arguments for appropriately supporting the people who grow our food, I was sad to read this today over at the Youth Food Movement blog:
The Australian Farm Institute released research that found only 28% of Victorian farms made enough profit to support their own families. That’s crazy!
Its even scarier when put like this: 72% of Australian family farms don’t earn enough to support the family on them.
The piece I was quoting yesterday was written in the 80s. How sad that twenty years later it’s still so appropriate an argument.