Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Zealand Lamb

Poor old New Zealand - we've already had an Ozzy journalist - calling us the rip-off country - now a new article - reads that it is actually cheaper to buy New Zealand lamb in London than where it is produced.

There are lots of industry excuses - although you'd think it would be more expensive due to the shipping etc....

However - basically London orders Lamb by the container.... Kiwi's don't - and our fragmented hilly Island is a pain logistics wise - much easier to ship whole containers - with guaranteed and predictable demand - than deliver to Kiwi's who are mostly broke - gouged by utilities - a and 45% tax rate etc... etc....

It's a shame though - you'd think that there would be some perks - associated with living in NZ - where clean green and tasty food is produced - but no! We are the global factory hands - we wrap it - pack it - and send it off- and eat the shitty old meats covered in preservative laced bread crumbs - or marinated in glop - or tenderized by the tread of a tank (by the looks).




1 comment:

Tony "Lucky" Gamboni said...

It's not just lamb David, everything in the UK (and large swatches of continental Europe) is cheaper then NZ. Something has gone badly wrong with the price of food in this country in the last 20 years. Whilst this problem has a number of contibuting factors I suspect that dominance of the supermarkets in market place plays a large part in that the public of NZ, over a number of years, have been conditioned to believe that supermarkets offer the best value when in most cases they simply don't.