why are some plants acceptable and others criminalized?
and fundamentally, why does the State choose when to interfere in the lives of farmers and when to leave them, and why does it choose for its only mode of interference to be via the State Security?
Yes, I am referring to Lebanon – but I doubt these comments are limited to Lebanon.
As one farmer said: “Before they destroy the crops, they need to provide us with health security. They have to subsidize our agriculture and rid us of the middlemen and merchants who make their money on our backs, under the watchful eyes of the state and its backing,” he urges
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