[#Infographic] Are the agriculture subsidies solving or feeding the food crisis?

Food is Malaysians’ pride and passion rolled into one. However, pundits are warning that if our country’s heavy dependence on food imports isn’t plugged, we may be heading down the path of – gasp! – food shortage.

Every year, eyes are peeled and ears are pricked for the Budget speech by the Prime Minister. The speech, unfortunately, is more theatre than substance. It highlights populist measures and dangles enticing carrots in the name of caring for the rakyat.

But, are these glorified goodies really weeding out the root of the problems, or merely slashing at the stems? What cure does Malaysia’s economy really need? Does Pakatan Rakyat’s Alternative Budget offer better solutions, or are their proposals just as questionable? REFSA reveals the real deal behind the razzle-dazzle in our all new infographic series Budget 2013: Behind the Theatrics.

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3 Responses to [#Infographic] Are the agriculture subsidies solving or feeding the food crisis?

  1. Matt45

    Kickass infographic, the message is clear :)

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  2. Its sad in this day and age that food shortages exist with all the wasted food that western countries throw away each year

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  3. Pepper Lim

    Nice!