Argument: Agricultural protectionism causes overuse and degradation of land
- "The argument for free trade". BBC. February 12, 2003 - "Thus, the European Common Agriculture Policy results in overproduction of many goods, lowering the amount that developing country producers of these goods receive. The fact that such subsidies also encourage overuse of marginal land, drainage of wetlands, destruction of hedges and overuse of pesticides and fertilisers, makes them doubly heinous."