Maybe celebtard chef Jamie Oliver has some sort of chromosomal disorder: regardless, he knows shit about food safety and freely admits he doesn’t read.
Ausveg says growers have received requests from Woolworths to voluntarily pay a charge towards the costs of the new “Jamie’s Garden” promotion, equal to 40 cents a crate of produce sold to the supermarket.
While Woolworths says the request is voluntary, Ausveg national marketing manager Simon Coburn says growers are not in a position to say no.
“The growers feel like they are in a position that, if they were to say no, they are worried that their contracts would be reduced or terminated completely,” Mr Coburn said.
He said growers already paid a charge of 2.5 per cent to five per cent of their sales back to Woolworths to cover marketing costs, and the 40-cent charge was in addition to that.
The cost would range from a few thousand dollars to $250,000 for a grower, depending on the size of their contract, he said.
“Some are telling us they don’t have 40 cents left in their margins,” Mr Coburn said.
Woolworths said it was disappointed Ausveg and Senator Xenophon had not contacted the supermarket before going public.
In other celebtard news, Gwyneth Paltrow says that water has feelings and can purify itself if you talk real nice to it.
And Greek yogurt giant Chobani says there’s no science in their yogurt; just mold that causes recalls.