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British Farmers Are Ditching the Supermarkets

December 21, 2015 / 8:00 am


The way we buy food in the UK is changing.

After five years of government austerity measures and the continual fall of real term wages, some of us simply can’t afford to eat, which does kind of alter your shopping habits. Oxfam calculates that over 20 million meals were given to people in food poverty between 2013 to 2014, which is a 54 percent increase on the previous year.

Meanwhile, those of us who can scrape together enough to do a weekly shop are spending our squeezed pounds in budget supermarkets like Lidl and Aldi, who in turn, are nabbing an ever-increasing percentage of the grocery market.

READ MORE: Dairy Farmers Are Paying the True Price of Britain’s Cheap Milk

But along with such financial factors, there’s another change in the way Britain buys food. “Farm-to-plate” has become a restaurant industry trend, you can barely walk through your average city centre without stumbling upon a farmer…

EXPENSIVE FRUIT : First large scale exports of Australian mangoes arrive in USA


"With a local market that consistantly pay top dollar for mangoes, Why would Australia be interested in the USA market?
The USA market is currently paying one fifth the going rate of what marketers such as Melissas are asking for the fruit from Australia.
This will be a very niche market to say the least."

~ Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization

NT Country Hour

By Daniel Fitzgerald

Posted about 9 hours ago

PHOTO: Australian mangos on display in a US shop.(supplied: Australian Mango Industry Association)

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The first large-scale shipments of Australian mangoes have arrived in the United S…