Dependence on costly inputs undercuts people's access to what is produced

"It drives us single-mindedly to focus on production, while blinding us to the obvious: that dependence on costly (and eco-destructive) inputs and ever-larger farming operations (justified as “efficient,” despite evidence to the contrary ) ends up undercutting people’s access to what is produced."

Peter Rossett, Food First Policy Brief No. 4, “The Multiple Functions and Benefits of Small Farm Agriculture in the Context of Global Trade Negotiations,” September 1999 ("

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