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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

BULLSHIT DAIRY LIES and Campbell Live great ideas.

Watching the Dairy Pusher from Fonterra on Breakfast this morning explaining why Dairy prices are so high and I had to roll my eyes (it’s great watching him muddle through trying to explain why you can buy a block of NZ cheese in Australia cheaper than you can in NZ), his excuses are that he can make more overseas than he can sell it for here – but why shouldn’t NZers be able to buy something cheaper that is produced here? Dairy Pusher from Fonterra says that doesn’t make economic sense and that poor ole Farmers have to get the best price for their product – really? Don’t NZers have to put up with the massive pollution that Dairy creates in this country? Doesn’t us having to put up with the fact that Dairy produces 49% of our greenhouse gas mean we are paying already for Dairy – shouldn’t Fonterra pull their heads out of their arse and aknowledge that cost? That aside, the fact butter is too expensive to eat isn’t such a bad problem as most butter is exceptionally unhealthy and making it more expensive will cut back on people using it.

Last night on Campbell Live, there was a great debate about taking GST off food that is fresh and healthy for you, while leaving it on processed foods – this is a great idea and I was yammering on about doing this on National Radio last month. It makes healthy food cheaper and helps with the spike in food costs, National and Labour claim it is too difficult to implement, yet Australia and Britain have managed to do it – the Maori Party and the Greens should immediately move on this as a joint policy and declare any party who want their support have to remove the gst from these foods immediately.

5 Comments:

At 23/4/08 11:16 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a disgrace when in a farming country like new zealand you have to pay 10$ for a kilo of cheese,at least now people are slowly realising what a complete fuck up this globalised economy is becoming,the sooner more people stop distracting themselves with shortland street, rugby and other meaningless activities and start to take some real control over their futures,by getting involved in protests and the like,the better off we will be.

 
At 23/4/08 12:38 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats just insane-it just shows how were being shafted but as per usual we'll do the kiwi thing and keep on buying and just bitch rather than doing anything about the problem. Im all for farmers getting a good deal-otherwise they will sell out and eventually well end up with super one owner farms and then were well and truly fucked but lets not get carried away!

 
At 23/4/08 2:50 p.m., Blogger Bomber said...

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Do you know that it's cheaper to buy NZ cheese in Australia than it is in NZ - god that makes me laugh

 
At 23/4/08 7:52 p.m., Blogger peterquixote said...

bomber say
"there was a great debate about taking GST off food that is fresh and healthy for you, while leaving it on processed foods – this is a great idea and I was yammering on about doing this on National Radio last month"

bomber the medical evidence is unequivocal dairy products are unhealthy

 
At 23/4/08 9:08 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

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