Boycott Coles & Woolworths and Drink *Real* Milk

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL DAIRY INDUSTRY AND SAY NO TO PREDATORY PRICING BY BOYCOTTING ALL DISCOUNTED MILK

IN FACT, YOU MIGHT LIKE TO BOYCOTT COLES AND WOOLWORTHS ENTIRELY, AS I HAVE FOR OVER TWO YEARS.

See Flavour Crusader’s developing list of dairies selling milk you might like to try instead. 🙂

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Tammi Jonas

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8 thoughts on “Boycott Coles & Woolworths and Drink *Real* Milk”

  1. Ben’s question is a serious one, but the problem with cheap milk is that if it doesn’t drive people off dairy farms all over Australia it will force even cheaper methods of production. Some farms have already started talking about 3 milkings a day, we’ve got CAFO starting in the industry etc. I don’t drink milk as a vegan, but I can see the worth of supporting local dairy farmers and I can see lots of other benefits in shopping somewhere besides the 2 big supermarkets for food.

  2. Thanks for the question, Ben. I should have written about this when I put up the boycott message, but was in a hurry! Adele is spot on about the ethical issues with cheap production and driving small farmers off the land. And beyond that, milk is possibly the best example of a foodstuff that is really much better when it hasn’t gone to the big processors and been transformed into the watery, tasteless substance sold under Home Brand, Coles, Woolies… Check out Flavour Crusader’s post via the link above for more on that. Thanks for answering too, Adele! 🙂

  3. Bring back milk with flavour! We drink unpastuerised and when unavailable we buy from local dairies or Tasmanian dairies. I find the raw milk is better for my digestion over all too.

    We haven’t stepped foot in the big two supermarket chains or any of their related stores in liquor, hardware, variety or even their hotels for years now.

    I support local farmers. They, like everyone else, deserve to be paid fairly for their efforts too.

    We can all vote effectively with our feet by choosing not to shop at Coles and Woolworths. Dairy Farmers unfortunately aren’t big enough – unlike the Fosters Group – to boycott the supermarkets, so we need to have enough conscience to act for them.

  4. We should definately support local farmers over supporting cheap labour and processed products from overseas, not only to make sure our farms arent lost and our dependency on other countries created but to make sure we dont allow workers in other countries to be taken advantage of.

    Health wise, raw milk is much better for us.

    by the way Stickyfingers DAIRY FARMERS along with the entire National Foods Corp are owned by a giant Japanese company, Kirin. They are involved with genetic engineering, arms manufacturing and have other issues we want to avoid so look into that as well.

  5. I live in the Adelaide suburbs: Where should I buy my milk? And what brand? Is Foodland an ethical company?

  6. I’ve boycotted supermarket chains for over five years now. I do most of my shopping at local health-food store & green grocers. I buy milk produced organically/ bio-dynamically and when possible raw milk from small producers. I also go to local farmers markets and grow what I can at home. When I have to go to the supermarket I go to an IGA. I get annoyed by people telling me how great the cheap stuff they got at supermarket is. I’d rather pay more to eat ethically and healthily. The long term benefits for all far out weigh a short term saving, in my opinion.

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