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My Daily Digest: November 20, 2020

‘Getting on with it’ shouldn’t be this hard  As Donald Trump fights to steal the United States election and the battle of Brexit lumbers on, one can be forgiven for fearing the end of the great global marketplace we’ve built.

But, nationalist leaders aside, the signing of the RCEP trade deal shows there are still more nations than not that can see the value in fair trade.

The premise is so simple, it’s astounding many still don’t seem to understand.

Make what your environment and people allow, and sell it to countries with a different skill set. Everyone wins and the environment isn’t taxed as much as it would be by people trying to produce unsustainably.

Unfortunately, the decision made by stubborn nationalists overseas will reverberate here. We’re still not sure just how Brexit will play out for food exporters.

Let’s hope those in some corners of the globe see sense, eventually.


Bryan Gibson


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