Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:27
Always try to buy the best organic and free range food and drink I can afford. The rare times we buy meat it must be free range and organic - that way, I hope we are abusing farmers and animals a bit less. Of course the price of milk is an obscenity, but as long as the supermarkets have the power they do, it is hard to avoid it. There seems to be no place of which I am aware that you can buy farm milk at a proper price - even our localish farm shop sells it at less than the price it takes to produce it. I was brought up on a mixed farm, we used to sell fresh milk - properly cooled and so on, at the farm gate - it was fresh, good and we charged what it cost to produce plus a penny or two. Of course the EU stopped that, and the supermarkets were hard on their heels. You can do the best you can to buy decently, but when the product is unavailable, what do you do? No, I can't keep a cow!!