Sunday, 23 June 2013

Quote - on feeding the poor


From John Boyd Orr back in the 1930s:

‘It remains, however, to adjust our food policy so that the great wealth of food which we have or can produce will be brought within the purchasing power of the poorest. This is no easy task. It will require economic statesmanship of the highest order’.

The wonderful thing is that, thanks almost entirely to the food industry, we have achieved this aim in the UK. It is strange that the people who now praise Boyd Orr are the very same people who want taxes on sugar, salt and fat. Taxes that will make food less affordable for the poor.

Funny world!


1 comment:

SadButMadLad said...

And it all happened without statesmanship. The state wasn't involved at all.