Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:08
JIMMY, most of our milk is coming in from Europe. If not careful farmers will lose their market share and never reclaim it. If foreign milk was banned and our only supply was british watch how the prices soar. Loyalty should go both ways
for the record I buy gold top milk..jersey milk..and happily pay a premium for it. I argue for the hard up families who consume large quantities of milk. Prob the same families currently using their local food banks.
I remember a few times when we were urged to buy British....meat, eggs, and manufactured goods. We didn't even support our car industry by buying enough british cars.
I make a point of trying to support local shops...DIY for example.....but the range of goods offered is not great. Local farm shops are expensive and when I tried to support them I found much of the produce was stale (bread for example was not clean or fresh). It was often of poor quality but sold with the ticket we are supporting our own. Service was not good either.
When push comes to shove we simply do NOT support our own despite loud howls to do it.
Look at the pound shops .......how many on the forum buy from them? Price is important and we should not be hypocritical about that.
Market forces determine price....what other system should we have?