Enough food, but it’s too costly

2008-04-25 00:00

Many countries can’t feed their people. South Africans, on the other hand, are not short of food — they just can’t afford it. In fact, according to economists, if government had not taken the same short-sighted approach to agriculture as it did to Eskom, consumers might not be in as big a pickle.

Prices are low at the moment and the local price to millers is between R1 700 and R1 800 per ton. If millers were importing, they would probably earn about R3 000 per ton.

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