Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Rip-Off Pricing for Organic Food

"Rip-off pricing" (or do they mean 'premium pricing') is alive and well. Read Why Organic Prices are Being Covered Up in the Daily Mail (3rc March)

"Evidence of the rip-off prices supermarkets charge for organic produce is being covered up by the pro-organic lobby. The Soil Association has withdrawn publication of a study which found that the big chains charged more than twice as much as organic farm shops for some items.

"The survey, produced for the Soil Association's magazine, found that compared to farm shops, Tesco charged 63 per cent more on average for organic products, Sainsbury's 59 per cent more and Waitrose 38 per cent more. The average price of a basket of seven vegetables was £13.38, against £8.75 for farm shops - a mark-up of 53 per cent. For some items the gap was even greater. Organic beef mince was £3.85 a kilo in farm shops but £8.98 in supermarkets - 133 per cent more."

Read the whole article at Why Organic Prices are Being Covered Up in the Daily Mail...
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