Monday, 27 August 2018

Food prices set to rise! As are sales of Landrover Discoveries!

Are some farmers taking the p*ss?
* Not content with destroying insects, birds and wild flowers by spraying neonicotinoids and systemic herbicides all over  the landscape
* Not content with rooting out copses and hedgerows to increase their acreage
* Not content with draining dykes, dew ponds and pools for the same reason
* Not content with driving their tractors at high speed along narrow country lanes and at 10mph on trunk roads in the rush hour
* Not content with killing badgers, crows, foxes or anything else that dares walk or fly across their fields
* Not content with turning out bulls and bullocks on public rights of way
...they are now justifying huge hikes for arable, dairy and livestock prices, on the grounds that this year has been 'too cold, too hot, too dry, too wet'
The farmers in Broadland have been irrigating their crops (including potatoes and hay) throughout the Summer: because of the dry August, cereals were all harvested on time and yields have been good. Fruit farmers (including grapes!) have reported excellent yields...
If they spent less money on unnecessary toxic agrochemicals, shotgun cartridges and destruction of the countryside and its wildlife, they'd probably be able to afford THREE Discoveries this year instead of just the one!
I recognise the principle when I see it!


And just remember the thousands of tons of fruit and vegetables that are destroyed each week because they don't conform to supermarket and wholesalers' specifications!

An old friend of mine (he's actually had a number of top ten singles and albums!) replied to the above on another forum with a very good point:

As the value of the pound has dropped 25% against other currencies, you might think that imported food would become dearer, thus leaving a market advantage to home producers. Economics 101. Yes, p*ss has been taken.


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