Supermarket Tricks Mould My Bread and Curdle My Milk

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IT WOULD be cheaper to fill my car up with milk at the moment rather than petrol.

And guess who owns both commodities.

The major supermarkets of course.

It's a little bit like the gem fields many years ago when foreign buyers came in and paid the overs until every other buyer was out of business and you don't have to be Einstein to figure out what happened then - the prices plummeted and the poor old fossickers were worse off.

It looks to me like we are no different today and are being duped on a regular basis, the only difference being we should know better.

But I suppose greed or need continues to be the motivating factor.

Milk goes down and surprise, surprise, petrol goes up, but the ACCC can't find anything wrong with that.

I read in the Daily last week that local bakers are now nervous as they are probably next on the list.

So it goes like this.

As a punter we support cheap milk and bread, you just have to walk to get them as shortly we won't be able to afford to drive unless someone invents a car that runs on moo juice or maybe it could run on bread, or toast actually bit like a an old train on coal but this one runs on toast?

Now before someone blogs me with the obvious, yes I know walking to get the milk and bread certainly wouldn't hurt me but it is the principle of what supermarkets are continually getting away with that moulds my bread and curdles my milk.

The latest advertising for one of them doesn't do much for me either, you know the one where the guy who we apparently all know by name as he is a famous apple grower climbs up the tree and takes a bite out of a shiny, juicy apple, freshly picked and straight on the shelf to you.

Fair dinkum, if we believe that then the tooth fairy is just around the corner having a conversation with a leprechaun about how their day is going. …