Dairy farmers step up the pressure on supermarkets over cuts to milk prices

Today’s article in the Guardian and the Observer answers my question: who pays the farmer for milk now that there’s no Milk Marketing Board? Apparently ‘Since the demise of the Milk Marketing Board in 1994, milk prices have been set in contracts drawn up between supermarkets, processors and farmers.’

Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have joined the protests by writing to the Times.

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I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Dairy farmers step up the pressure on supermarkets over cuts to milk prices

  1. I know you posted this a week ago, but I did not know if you had seen these latest links regarding the milk pricing
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jul/27/dairy-farmers-milk

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