Jaydee I understand that the farmers want to protect their livilhoods but economcally it makes no sense when you can import it much cheaper.
Japan and china are dealing with the same issues as the EU.
Also if the US could control the worlds food supply along with a few other countries and it can then you are talking a immensely powerful country. One that already enjoys the benefits of being the only Superpower left. Shalom
Is it even ethical that a few countries should be able to control something as vital as food? I don't think so
Part of the thinking behind the EU was to combine the resources of several small but already influential and wealthy countries into one that was a much greater force to be reckoned with as far as global economy is concerned
A lot of people in the UK do resent it as some of the laws and rules are getting out of control but it also has its advantages and has paid for a huge amount of regeneration
BSMS I would imagine that eradicating FMD was much less of a problem back in the 1920's in the US where livestock was even more spread out and isolated than it is now and keeping it that way is all down to controlling what comes in. In the UK where stock is so much closer together tracking one animal from where its identified and what its been in contact with can mean the difference between slaughtering a few herds and slaughtering hundreds. It isn't just affected animals that get slaughtered its anything they've been in contact with
Much the same as we don't have rabies in the UK