Milk is cheaper than water. Unbelievable, but true.
Once upon a time the price tag on our food spoke of its provenance and the grafting that went into producing it. That was back when price corresponded to value and helped us understand and assess quality and workmanship. The more work involved, the more you paid. Yet this concept of ethical trading seems over time to have been reduced to the bargain-basement.
Why is our nation obsessed with cheap food? How can we be so far removed from the process of where it comes from? How is it that we’ve slid so far down the convenience slide that we unquestioningly devalue the food and the producers that make it? With supermarkets offering cut price this and cut price that, is it even possible to return to putting fair food back on our plates for us and our communities?
These are just some of the questions that Glasgow based Community Interest Company, Locavore are trying to answer; and not just with words or pie-in-sky ideas either, but in actual on the ground action.