Anyone want to speculate what percentage rate increase there would be in food prices if the commonly maligned pesticides, herbicides and fungicides had to be abandoned? I am curious about whether it would be an amount that the consumer would buy into without coercion. Would their removal be a game changer. Could our domestic producers compete on the world market? Would it require subsidization, like perhaps higher taxes on fuel such as is imposed in European countries?
Without the polarizing hype, what kind of a proposition would it really be?