It is with great concern that we read the article High suicide rate highlights plight of French farmers.

Let us remember that most of us have lost touch with the vocation which allows us to be businessmen, doctors, bankers, lawyers etc. Somebody else cultivates the food that sustains you, and so you are released to pursue the career that you do. If it were not for farmers, we would have to be growing our own food. If you are like me, you get your food from the nearest supermarket -- and that supermarket sources its food from farmers.

True, farmers earn their money from growing that food, but let's take our hats off to them for a moment, and thank them for the food in our supermakets and the food in our stomachs.