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Tesco's selling food that is about to run out
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In terms of short dated products, this seems to have got worse since the pandemic. I guess it's supply chain related. I used to be able to shop about every 10 days but now it seems that most of the stuff I want to buy is going to expire in the next couple of days. I am not bothered about the dates on veg but I do pay attention to the dates on meat and fish products!
There was a thing on the news here the other night about eggs. Farmers aren't going to sell eggs for less than it costs them, and if the supermarkets run dry, then so be it. Good on em!
My cousin works the family farm (in Ireland). He'll be negotiating his contracts soon and they've all cut the amount they're offering "due to the cost of living crisis". He's only getting 34p now (can't remember if he said that's per pint or per litre) and if it doesn't go up markedly he'll just kill the beasts and rely on his crops. If that doesn't come good he'll sell the land to developers and swan off into the sun.
That'd be 4 generations of farming, gone.
What we pay for stuff and what the producers get paid for stuff is too far apart now. A reality check is long overdue in my opinion. We'll all be sorry when the land is covered in ticky-tacky houses.
I'll shurrup now!
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