The Sweet Stuff

I don’t really have an opinion on whether genetically engineered sugar beets should be allowed. I do know that this whole thing would probably be irrelevant if we allowed Americans who want to buy sugar cane from Latin America do so freely. That would be a more delicious outcome as well as a more economically efficient one. And it would make Latin Americans more prosperous, giving them the income they need to buy goods and services from the United States. Instead it seems that the best we can do is perhaps consider a small increase in the quota determining how much sugar we allow Americans to buy from abroad.