Seriously, you do know this?
See, this is one of the things in life that infuriates me.
Happy, thrilled even, to pay more to primary producers for almost anything (well, okay, not broccoli or broad beans, and I'm not a friend to mangoes or offal of any variety), but every single time the prices go up, MOST TIMES, not a single cent more is going to the producers. Very often, their income is heading south, while the supermarket profits head north.
This disgusts me more than I can articulate and I feel underpowered to "do" anything about it, other than voice my fury. Boycotting supermarkets is not an option, alas.
"After that you'll be buying navels shipped in from the US, Spain, perhaps Israel," he says. "And you know what really gets me? The supermarkets have already put the prices up in anticipation of the drought, $3.48 per kilo, and I get paid less than 36 cents a kilo."Well, that farmer's supermarket, maybe, but at mine, oranges have been around $3.98 for quite a few weeks now.
This is not new. This has gone on since forever, it's jsut getting worse, more perverse.
Read through the list of food staples for which we can be 100% sure that farmers will soon earn less, while the supermarkets continue to increase their profits based on lies. They do it without flinching, as a matter of course. They do it without any social conscience. They exercise their practices with the type of amorality for which we would tar and feather other organizations or other individuals.
Price Check ...
(Notice that this article is not a critical piece. It's softening us up for more spurious price increases, which is exactly what the major supermarkets rely on the MSM and journalists to do, and the latter comply, like fools.)