Scandal is all about profits
3:49pm Monday 25th February 2013 in Letters
AT THE end of the day, some people will always seek to maximise profits, regardless of the consequences for the rest of us.
This whole sorry business of contaminated meat is about profit, with the pressure from above for the cheapest meat, with no questions asked by the retailers at the cost of quality. The retailers’ initial silence was telling, as was their persistent failure to ask too many questions that has led us to where we are now. Our surviving local butchers and local shops are the vital backbone of the Welsh meat industry, so it’s important that they receive the support they need. This horsemeat scandal should knock customer confidence in the supermarkets, so what better way of helping this important sector of our local economy than by buying the safer, healthier option in local butchers’ shops and giving a much-needed boost to some of our small businesses.
Jonathan T Clark Allt-yr-yn Heights Newport