This great article from the Guardian talks about how supermarkets pass on the cost of their price wars with each other to farmers and producers.
When we see their adverts and in-store signage boasting great offers and discounts, we need to start recognising that for what it is – a big, arrogant admission of the bullying and threatening tactics they’re using on farmers here and abroad.
If something’s on BOGOF, 3 for 2 etc. it’s the producer that’s forced to pay for that discount – talk about biting the hand that feeds us!
Last year Tesco made £3.5 billion profits, whilst two dairy farmers in the UK went out of business every day.
This is just the tip of the iceberg; the relentless pursuit of profit by supermarkets is harming people, animals and the planet in more ways than we can count.
We can all help by getting informed, shopping at supermarkets less exclusively, and supporting local farm shops, markets and independent grocers.
Go Local and Support Ethical are two of hiSbe‘s 8 Everyday Choices.