In 2002, the 30 industrial nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development spen


"In 2002, the 30 industrial nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development spent $311 billion on domestic agricultural subsidies, which is more than the combined gross domestic products of all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The World Bank calculated that the European Union's annual subsidy to dairy farmers comes out to $913 per cow; this dwarfs sub-Saharan Africa's per capita gross domestic product of $490."

Source: Lazio, Rick, "Some Trade Barriers Won't Fall," The New York Times, 8/9/03.

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