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[英伦广角] 【整理】Issue 95 英国猪肉价格飙升

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Now a national pig petition is being launched today to support British pig farmers who say their livelihood has threatened by soaring feed prices and competition from cheap imports. The compaign is backed by * from * and launched by *. But in a global market should consumers be expected to pay more for products just because their British is *?

 

Most of us have a soft spot to pigs. We'll do nothing to stop eating them. Bacon is the nation's favorite meat.But the butties we know and love could become a luxury in the future according to pig farmers. They say they're struggling to survive. A big rise in the cost of feed means they're no longer making a profit. Some acquainting * Martin Martindale have scaled down production.

 

"Soon or later we'll see our own drive of rise of some three times,ur,triple,in size of the last six months. If the situation continues, ur, then we will find it increasingly difficult to stand businesses. We will have to charge more for our products."

 

To make that palatable to the consumers a compaign is being launched today in order to save our bacon.

 

According to the industry the cost of rearing a pig is around 106 pounds, but farmers only get 80 pounds when it's sold, so that's a loss of 26 pounds. Farmers now want consumers to pay more for their pork.

 

Are you just at the end of the day * our Britain?

 

That's part of what we try to do, but the problems behind the British products, the freshness, the health standards of British too, are all far better than is available from imported products. Standards * will be high here, but competitors argue their product is just as good and cheaper.

 

For our occassions, I would say where individual governments,ur, go ahead of the basic EU legislation which is, ur, *. That has happened in this country. We 'll accept with certain aspects of pig welfare, but Danish farmers would also point to areas in their welfare where their government is going farther than the government here.

 

But ultimately ...

[ 本帖最后由 vevee-chenjr 于 2008-2-28 09:10 编辑 ]
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