When it’s gone, it’s gone!
|Independent consultant John Burton says the administrative and regulatory burden is becoming too heavy for many smaller providers| When it1s gone, it1s gone. You1ve seen the slogan in the supermarkets encouraging you to snap up the latest bargain. They imply that you won1t get a second chance at this price. Of course, they don1t say, “Use your small local shop, because when that1s gone, it1s gone.” Nor do they say “In order to provide you with this cut price muck, we1ve beaten all the small farmers into the ground. They can no longer afford to produce real food and meet all the regulations imposed on them. We1ve put them out of business and now we only deal with the big suppliers.”They don1t tell you how much the major producers pay their workforce and the appalling conditions of work at home and abroad. They don1t worry you with details of the way those frozen chickens have been reared and what chemicals they1ve been pumped full of to provide you with the latest “BOGOF” (Buy One, Get One Free). Shop local I