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I was today in Tesco and there are lots of special offers, half price or better than half price.

Dropping fruit and vegetable prices cause deflation not only in UK but all over the Europe.

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Sure about that?

Runner beans in Asda come from Namibia and the French beans I got today in the petrol station shop are from Kenya. The plums there are from South Africa.

The exploitation of 12 year old girls has remained unaffected by sanctions.

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I was today in Tesco and there are lots of special offers, half price or better than half price.

Dropping fruit and vegetable prices cause deflation not only in UK but all over the Europe.

I'm trying to work out if Scotch Broth will now be cheaper or more expensive.

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Lots of good fruit is in season right now. And it's an exceptionally good season. What do the basic laws of economics say should happen when a big peak in supply meets more-or-less flat demand?

And as if that wasn't enough, the supermarkets are in a price war!

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What do the basic laws of economics say should happen when a big peak in supply meets more-or-less flat demand?

My mother used to make jam and bottle stuff.

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My mother used to make jam and bottle stuff.

I don't touch jam, but I've made several jars of chutney from the garden's produce. As well as enjoying it fresh, and stewing it up for the freezer.

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I don't touch jam, but I've made several jars of chutney from the garden's produce. As well as enjoying it fresh, and stewing it up for the freezer.

Anyone with a glut of French beans, or any a mite past their best, could try making fasolakia, the trad Greek green bean stew. Easy and delish, just have it with bread to mop up the juices. Also works with runner beans or courgettes, or a mix.

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Lots of good fruit is in season right now. And it's an exceptionally good season. What do the basic laws of economics say should happen when a big peak in supply meets more-or-less flat demand?

And as if that wasn't enough, the supermarkets are in a price war!

Hmm not quite as we thought on here....food gluts, energy gluts, probably the warmest rolling 12 months in UK recorded history slashing energy bills and crunching the balls of the energy suppliers, China dumping goods like there is no tomorrow.

Bloody marvellous, keep it up.

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I'm trying to work out if Scotch Broth will now be cheaper or more expensive.

...as the ingredients are obtainable anywhere in the UK...there should be no difference.... :rolleyes:

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These price drops might have something to do with the UK's established food retailers drop in market share/price.

All the UK's leading supermarkets are suffering because of Aldi and Lidl, thats what I feel is dropping UK prices. They are all fighting for market share via price reductions.

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French farmers are feeling the effects of the sanctions and getting angry.

You know what happens when French farmers get angry...

French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards have set fire to tax and insurance offices in town of Morlaix, in Brittany.

The farmers used tractors and trailers to dump artichokes, cauliflowers and manure in the streets and also smashed windows, police said.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned protesters for preventing firefighters from dealing with the blaze.

The farmers say they cannot cope with falling prices for their products.

A Russian embargo on some Western goods - imposed over the Ukraine crisis - has blocked off one of their main export markets.

About 100 farmers first launched an overnight attack on an insurance office outside Morlaix, which they set light to and completely destroyed, officials said.

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French farmers are feeling the effects of the sanctions and getting angry.

You know what happens when French farmers get angry...

Bless those farmers :'-)

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I haven't seen any of those much promised cheap apples yet. Very disappointed.

Since when were price decreases passed on to consumers.

Apparently the Poles have 790,000 tonnes of spare apples. (That's a lot of chutney.)

They are currently hanging out for a bigger EU subsidy so as not to dump them cheap on other markets.

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Since when were price decreases passed on to consumers.

Apparently the Poles have 790,000 tonnes of spare apples. (That's a lot of chutney.)

They are currently hanging out for a bigger EU subsidy so as not to dump them cheap on other markets.

They should have festival like in Spain - La Tomatina Tomato Throwing Festival.

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Connecting Moscow and Beijing via a 7,000 kilometer high-speed railway will cost around 7 trillion rubles, or around $153 billion, a Russian Railways executive said on Friday, the Moscow Times reported on Friday.

More than half of the total funds, around 4 trillion rubles, or around $87.5 billion, is expected to be funded by Chinese investors, said Alexander Misharin, the First Vice President of Russian Railways’, the chief of the subsidiary High-Speed Rail Lines, the Moscow Times said.

Construction of the Russian stretch of the rail link will cost around 2.8 trillion rubles, or around $60 billion, Misharin said.

In mid-October, both Russia and China had signed a memorandum of cooperation for the construction of a high-speed rail network.

On the new Moscow – Beijing rail link, trains are expected to reach an average speed of around 400 kilometers per hour, which would cut travel time significantly from the current “6 or more days” to around 33 hours, according to the Moscow Times.

http://emergingequity.org/2014/11/22/planned-high-speed-railway-linking-russia-to-china-may-cost-153-billion/

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Since when were price decreases passed on to consumers.

Apparently the Poles have 790,000 tonnes of spare apples. (That's a lot of chutney.)

They are currently hanging out for a bigger EU subsidy so as not to dump them cheap on other markets.

Do they put them in stasis or something?

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