Wed, 16 Feb 2011 7:00p.m.
Tonight we ask, what is the price of milk and why?
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28/07/2011 7:26:59 p.m.
Leeann ward wrote:
Hey ho just thought I would drop you a line my step son might have done the same but milk down her at our local dairy is $2.69 each. It's real, we are so happy with our dairy they need a award.........lol it's great
22/02/2011 1:16:24 p.m.
As an ex-pat Kiwi, now residing in the United States, I'm simply gobsmacked by the price-scamming of food 'basics' in New Zealand. Here, a GALLON of milk costs US2.98. Chicken Drumsticks are a coouple of bucks a POUND. Moreover, some low income/working families here can get up to US$375/month in Food Stamps-or what's known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). There are limitations on how that money can be used-no alchohol, tobacco, energy drinks, or household products, but it surely helps with the provision of fresh produce, milk and cereal choices. Kids here also get milk as part of the Free School Lunch Program, and some schools provide breakfast, where milk is also provided at no/low cost. So, okay, comparing the giant U.S. economy to New Zealand, is a little like comparing apples with oranges, but still...One wonders, how much does it cost to supply Parliament per year, with milk for all of their teas/coffees/lattes/frappes/healthy smoothies??.Healthy nutritional choices are a human right, not a human wrong!. So, what gives?. As per usual, the only way to shame and expose such deception in New Zealand, is through the news media. I hope that this continues to lift the lid on the proverbial bucket of steaming cow manure that is the milk supply chain in New Zealand!.
18/02/2011 9:58:43 p.m.
How many of your believe human beings need to drink milk to be healthy?
18/02/2011 7:48:21 p.m.
Liz Ragen wrote:
Well done!!!! - hopefully the supermarkets will back up the Fonterra initiative via Campbell live (i.e. charity and compassion begin at HOME)
18/02/2011 7:48:18 p.m.
i hate the food price, we are a family of 2 Adults and 5 children on the benefit, we can't afford food and i liked it when i could give my kids a glass of milk in the morning before school but now my kids only get a glass of milk once a week if they are lucky. I can only give my kids fruit for school but not for at home, we pretty much live on bread. i cry at night hope that god will give us a job soon, so we can put better food on the table for our kids.
18/02/2011 7:35:48 p.m.
I never paid more then a 1 pound for 2 lts of milk in Scotland (89p to be precise). All I did was look in the dairies(corner shops). I bet I know why it was cheap....because it was Scottish milk in Scotland.
18/02/2011 7:19:09 p.m.
John, It's called Market Rate and we as New Zealanders pay it for ALL NZ made goods. We pay more for NZ Lamb here than you do in Ireland, More here for Green Lipped Mussels than you do in Las Vegas, and so on... It is cheaper to buy non healthy food, because the healthy NZ grown options are just out of reach.
18/02/2011 7:09:22 p.m.
William B wrote:
Well done Mate,John Campbell for the next Prime-minister.
18/02/2011 6:11:52 p.m.
Please Explain... wrote:
We are repeatedly told how we mustn't allow our dairy farms to fall into foreign hands, or else we will lose control of a vital strategic asset.... Really? Seems to me the only difference would be that we would be getting shafted by a bunch of Chinese investors as opposed to a bunch of Kiwi dairy farmers.Those people who say we should pay the same for our milk as the rest of the world need to remember something: dairy farmers are only able to produce milk because they have unrestricted access to our natural resources. If they can't be bothered offering kiwis a discount on dairy products, then maybe its time we stopped letting them steal our water and fu(k up our waterways.
18/02/2011 12:41:15 p.m.
I know fonterra plays a large part in this but lets not forget the supermarket chains who apparently take the same amount of profit as fonterra do. They don't even produce the product, just take delivery and stack it on the shelf. When it comes to greed, they are right up there with the petrol companies...
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