I refer to my recent letter in which I suggested that the suspension of consumer financed levies, currently totalling about R800m per annum, could provide desperately needed financial relief for our poor and hungry people (“Time to suspend agriculture levies,” February 17 (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2021-02-17-letter-time-to-suspend-agriculture-levies/)).

However one structures it, the end-user pays. Being a small shareholder in the food sector, I have since scrutinised the websites of about a dozen representative bodies of the various agricultural industries involved and arrived at the following conclusions:..

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