- --- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, David Reed <dbcreed@...> wrote:
>The had ranches in Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay and New Zealand. Look up the Darwin rebellion in Australia.
> The Vestey family might be said to stand
> as representative of a strand of the laissez
> faire modus operandi. (They still own cattle
> ranches in Venezuela of all places). While not
> paying any tax in the UK apparently (Wikipedia),
> their Blue Star Line ships were yet protected
> by the RN in WW1 which is supposed to have
> drawn the ire of George V.
The Vesty's had an obsession about not paying tax. They avoided tax for decades. As we know LVT would have meant they paid tax. A family the city of Liverpool is not proud of.
But they had quality ship and the Blue Star ships always looked classy.
The Vesty's have angliss-international, who are in many countries.
> Although it is easier to see the disadvantagesIn 1939 the UK only imported 30%of its food, but around 60-65% now. I see no reason why agriculture should be supported while others industries are not. I no reason why any industry should be subsidised in normal times.
> of importing and relying on cheap foreign
> food :the destruction of UK farming, low industrial
> wages (see Marx); physical deteroriation of the
> population etc,
- The point is, Scott, that the little fields of Britain cannot compete with the mass production of the US.Harry
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On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 9:38 AM, Scott Bergeson <scottb@...> wrote:
Quoting Harry Pollard on Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:06:15 -0800:
if we import our bulk foods, farm land is given over to animals,
which provide instant food while crops are being started (not
to mention they improve fertility rather than use it up).
Importing meat and animal feed needn't be a huge strategic
concern, if you're willing, when besieged, to slaughter
most of the animals (preserving the meat, of course) and
switch to a primarily vegetarian diet.
As you know, the combine harvesters in the US probably
work all day in a field, then stop until next morning
when they continue harvesting in the same field.
Many of them have lights. Combines are a separate business
from farming. They migrate, following the harvest.