I'm with you Titch I don't understand all this exporting our stuff just to buy in imports. What sense is there to it? Aren't we all supposed to be lowering our carbon footprint and not shipping all this stuff around the world? I get selling off what you know you won't be able to sell locally, but I don't understand choosing to sell further afield when there is a perfectly good market here.Well I love Lamb, but on British supermarket shelves there is never a lot of it. Because British farmers sell it all to the EU. Now they are saying that they won’t have a market for it, and will go out of business. So here’s a novel thought, try selling British lamb to British people.
Last year our supermarket had tomatoes all summer that were from Yorkshire, or at least that is what it said on the label. I have only managed to buy two packets of British tomatoes so far this year, one from Yorkshire and one from East Anglia. Our local butchers used to sell locally grown tomatoes but unfortunately that changed hands and the new guy didn't carry that on.It's the customers Angel they insist that they want cheap food; the Welsh product is top quality which is reflected in the price.
Incidentally, when did you last buy a British tomato? In the past most of our tomatoes came from the Channel Islands. Then oil and gas were discovered in European waters, the Dutch used the money they made to grow subsidised tomatoes and other salad item in gas heated greenhouses, the Channel Islands could not compete and literally went totally out of business. So since somewhere around the '70s we have mainly been Dutch (until the gas went short anyway).
Have you ever:That would be 'free' as in paid for by other taxpayers.