Udder Bliss: One Cow, Three Cats and Some (Very) Fresh Milk
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Isn’t this convenient? ¬†TVNZ are under the hammer for being a Labour Party candidate incubator, and the next thing you know, they’ve got some interference running on a National MP over…
…a glass of milk.
There are claims Justice Minister Judith Collins may have breached parliamentary rules around perceptions concerning conflict of interest.
Ms Collins visited the Shanghai offices of Kiwi fresh milk exporter Oravida when she travelled to China in her capacity as Justice Minister in October last year.
Her husband is a director in the company. ¬† Read more »
Gareth Morgan has taken time out of his hectic schedule of giving hand-jobs to dictators, running losing soccer teams and hating cats to write a good piece on bludging farmers in the NZ Herald.
‚ÄėExternality‚Äô is just a flash way of Gareth saying ‚ÄúBludging‚ÄĚ and any sensible right winger expects costs to fall on those who incur them, not on the rest of us. Not paying your true costs is clearly bludging no matter what the ratbags at Federated Farmers reckon.
We have what economists call an “externality” – where the actions of a producer create costs they don’t pay for but leave others to pick up the tab. Until those costs are sheeted back fully to producers, in this case the farmers, their personal profits will be inflated at society’s cost. And of course the higher the profits, the more new dairy farms get set up, making the problem worse. A circuit-breaker is needed.
A sensible ‚ÄúNO BLUDGING‚ÄĚ Policy would solve a lot of these problems.
The lack of a decent regulatory regime is the reason bludging farmers keep bludging off society, so the real ratbags are politicians who incentivise bludging.¬† Read more »
A careless mother has fed expired milk to her kid and it is all the fault of the supermarket.
If she’d ben breast-feeding then this issue would never have arisen…and how snobby buying”organic” milk for her kid…yeah the cows haven;t been treated with antibiotics, dosed, milked days earlier,m processed, pasteurised or anything else…but it’s organic…bullshit, the only organic milk is breast milk.
A child was sick for 48 hours after her mother inadvertently fed her baby milk from Tesco that was ten months out of date.
Jerri Lee gave two-month-old daughter Milan a bottle of organic milk she had bought on the way home from work.
But within moments the baby was sick and then remained ill for two days.
Photographer and model Miss Lee checked the bottle as Milan had never been sick before and had been healthy since she was born.
To her horror she found that the milk she had just given her was from a box of six small bottles whose sell-by date had expired ten months earlier.¬† Read more »
Last year Nosh made a big splash by discounting milk. It couldn’t possibly work, ask any proper supermarket about loss leading.
All the tactic did is make them headlines, swamp the stores with bludgers looking for cheap milk and buying nothing else. Eventually you go broke if the only thing people buy you are making a loss on. The Herald reports:
Nosh’s new boss is brimming with ideas for driving sales at the upmarket grocery chain – but offering cut-price milk isn’t one of them.
Retail dairy prices are an emotive issue in New Zealand and Nosh gained a lot of publicity last year from offering milk for as little as $2 for 2 litres, which resulted in a small loss for the company.
Hayden Syers, who became chief executive in July, said the loss-leading strategy hadn’t been successful.¬† Read more »
This map shows the lactase hotspots of the Old World, with the Lands of the Milk Drinkers marked in the darkest hues.
The Fonterra milk debacle has claimed its first scalp.
Will Nathan Guy be next?
The Fonterra contamination scare has claimed its first scalp with Gary Romano, Managing Director NZ Milk Products, resigning with immediate effect.
Chief executive Theo Spierings said he had accepted Mr Romano’s resignation.
“Gary has made a significant contribution during his time at Fonterra and we respect his decision,” Mr Spierings said.
Mr Spierings will assume interim responsibility for the day-to-day operations of NZ Milk Products.¬† Read more »
Fonterra could be moving fast into a new growth area for milk…or they could be quaking in their boots with this new development in China.
China’s super-rich are paying thousands of dollars a month for human breast milk, with some even choosing to be wet nursed.
The bizarre new trend has seen a rise in adults buying breast milk and drinking it either straight from the wet nurse or after it was expressed.
Newspaper reports on the service have provoked outrage in China with tens of thousands of people posting on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
According to the Southern Metropolis Daily, domestic staff agencies are offering wet nurses for newborns, sick people or anyone who will pay up to 16,000 yuan (¬£2,600) a month.
Customers say they want the concentrated nutrition breast milk provides. ¬† Read more »
The tip line has been running hot since the post earlier about¬†Lucy Craymer¬†and Charles Anderson running a hate campaign against the New Zealand agriculture sector.
Food Industry Asia has now sent a broadcast email with a link to my¬†post slamming the irresponsible reporting by Lucy Craymer¬†and the repeating by Fairfax‚Äôs Charles Anderson,
According to the latest media reports in China “the New Zealand ‘poisoning threat’ is threatening to jeopardize the Chinese New Year celebrations across Asia because of the potential contamination of thousands of tons of bakery products may be at risk”.