I had the same experience with IGA and I personally believe our local IGA deliberately put misleading dockets up so that people end up buying a more expensive item, eg. 50 gram eggs $200, but there are NO 50 gram eggs, only 60 gram ones which are expensive. Nobody would think to check as its under the 60 gram eggs and you only find out at the checkout. Its happened many times so I dont believe its an accident!
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13-12-2011 12:03 #211
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I won't eat KFC. I used to love it years ago but I watched a documentary about how they farm their chickens and I was disgusted
13-12-2011 14:30 #213
My BIL recently got a job at a chook farm. The same company has battery and 'free range' and the free range are just that, they are in a barn until say 10am until they have layed, then they are out in the paddock until bedtime.
However. The company buys all of its chicks in, so I have no idea what their life is like before they arrive at the egg company on the truck (20,000) at a time, and then they are kept in a shed in huge cages all crammed together until they are laying age (5 months??) and only THEN are they put into the freerange barn, and even then their life is literally cut short at some arbitrary age when their laying goes 'off peak' and the whole shedfull is slaughtered, and the next lot who have been caged until laying age are introduced into the barn.
So. Up until now I've been a free range egg buyer, now I specifically get them from backyard hen keepers until I have my very own hens.
The whole 'free range' thing is 'feelgood' marketing, and not a lot more really, and this particular company I am referencing make most of their money from battery
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17-12-2011 15:29 #216
I do most of my shopping through Aussie Farmers direct, only buy their free range eggs, only buy lilydale chicken, no loreal, only recycled toilet paper, no nestle, only fair trade coffee and tea, no pork if not free range, no Gloria Jeans.
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21-12-2011 18:18 #219
CSR - due to the whole Wittenoom disaster.
05-01-2012 12:58 #220
I dont know if its a boycott as I would never eat Macca's anyway, but I get offended by the Aussie Kids magazine they give away in their 'restaurants'. Its articles are written by people with right wing christian leanings, which isnt my problem so much (although they mentioned the scourge of unmarried parents) but the sexism in some of the articles. Supposedly we should praise our boys for their achievements on the sporting field and our girls for their pretty clothes
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