Dr. Eunice Blavascunas, Germany


Dear President Tusk,

I am writing in support of the recent farmer’s protests occurring in Poland. I am a cultural anthropologist with research on Polish rural culture in Podlasia. In my many visits and research stays in Poland I hear so many difficult stories from farmers about the problems of legally producing and selling the good food they make. The competition is unfairly stacked against them as larger producers have capital for “sanitary” production. I ask the government to address this indifference on a legislative level. Legalize the small scale production and sale of locally made farm products, including cheeses, breads, home cured meats and other products. Cultural Geographer Elizabeth Dunn’s piece “Trojan Pigs” explains this paradox with great detail and lucidity. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a35169

Thank you for listening,

Dr. Eunice Blavascunas
Cultural Anthropologist
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Munich, Germany