Changing the way food is grown and paid for | Letters

Conditions for seasonal workers have gotten worse and worse, writes Jenny Tillyard, and the market needs to be rebalanced. Plus letters from Jo Steranka and Tim O’MalleyPrince Charles’s bumbling remarks should kickstart a re-examination of how fruit and vegetables are grown in rich countries, including ours (Coronavirus latest: a senior royal wants us to *checks notes* work harder, 19 May). Supermarkets want to keep the price of fresh produce at an affordable level. So they pay farmers as little as they can get away with, and their market power tells farmers to have more and more machinery and treat their… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/20/changing-the-way-food-is-grown-and-paid-for