Austrians Needn't Sacrifice Luxury Goods For Safe Food

In "As big farmers long for freedom..." (Spotlight, Mar. 29), you succeeded in telling in a few words more than I have found in Austrian newspapers for years. Politicians and the media here are reluctant to give any information on the future of small farms, which represent a big majority. From an economic point of view, it might be sensible to restructure European agriculture to be more "efficient," but we should also look at how this process influences the high standard of food we enjoy in Europe and especially in Austria.

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