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Are you familiar with the phrase “Farmers Feed the World”? I come from a farming background and have seen this phrase printed on T-shirts or posted by friends on social media. Coming from a family that works and makes their livelihood from agriculture (raising vegetables and fruits), I liked the phrase, but it wasn’t until now that I’ve become aware of the darker side of this cute slogan. 

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