Falling Standards


jondf 12 2.7k
1 Mar 2019 9:43AM
A comment in the 'It's Tipping' thread stated "Watch the retail sector take full advantage of Brexit uncertainty"

We'll, it's happening. Article below concerns falling quality of products which imo is a price increase ....but hang on! Expect prices will also rise ....a double whammy? But right now my principal gripe is the cat won't touch either Felix or Whiskas whereas before, she'd wolf them down. A net search shows others having same problem.
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brian1208 Plus
15 11.5k 12 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2019 7:57PM
Out of interest I have been checking the source of products in our two main supermarkets down here, Waitrose and Sainsburys.

Most of the fruit and veg is either UK or non-EU sourced apart from tomatoes and most of the leave.

Much of the other is from Africa, Latin-America, South Africa and the like (and quite a fair bit is from local UK suppliers' heated greenhouse and polytunnels, including some delicious small tomatoes)

Meat, (the little we get from the supermarkets) is UK sourced and we buy the rest from our local farm shops

Milk and dairy products are mostly UK sourced as is most of our fresh fish (we do live on the coast which may help)

There is an awful lot of BS being distributed both as part of "Project Fear" and as a tool for the price of local products to be pushed up, for example why has UK sourced butter gone up from £1.90 to £2.90 in the last year, same a Waitrose Chicken Consommé soup from 0.99p to £1.50'ish in a similar time.

They are also reducing the pack size of confectionary items whilst keeping prices the same or increasing them, but that of course is purely in the interests of maintaining our health by reducing sugar

The entire mass market system is a rip-off which is why, whenever possible, I shop at our local suppliers of fresh food and anything else I can find
dcash29 13 2.3k England
1 Mar 2019 8:18PM
Blame the public who thrive on convenience, allowing the supermarkets to provide what they want.
Ross_D Plus
5 817 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2019 1:18PM

Quote:Most of the fruit and veg is either UK or non-EU sourced apart from tomatoes and most of the leave.


Just bought a lettuce in our local Sainsburys and it was grown in Yorkshire ! Aslo, recently had tomatoes and oranges from Morocco.
saltireblue Plus
8 9.1k 35 Norway
2 Mar 2019 2:24PM

Quote:Just bought a lettuce in our local Sainsburys and it was grown in Yorkshire

Foreign muck!WinkWinkSmileSmile
2 Mar 2019 3:39PM

Quote:
Quote:Just bought a lettuce in our local Sainsburys and it was grown in Yorkshire

Foreign muck!WinkWinkSmileSmile



Ey up, how’s these lettuces been allowed out of Yorkshire! Far too good for the inferior counties. 😬
Ross_D Plus
5 817 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2019 6:17PM

Quote:Ey up, how’s these lettuces been allowed out of Yorkshire! Far too good for the inferior counties


Even worse, I live in Lancashire !!!!!Wink
3 Mar 2019 9:16AM

Quote:
Quote:Ey up, how’s these lettuces been allowed out of Yorkshire! Far too good for the inferior counties


Even worse, I live in Lancashire !!!!!Wink



😱 well I suppose someone’s got to! Keep your hands off our lettuces.
jondf 12 2.7k
14 Mar 2019 8:29AM
Seems falling quality and lower standards isn't just about cat food - planes grounded
keith selmes 15 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2019 2:52PM
Crashing airliners isn't exactly a new thing, remember Comet ?
jondf 12 2.7k
14 Mar 2019 5:20PM
No it's not (obviously) but the Comet tragedies were way back when safety and R&D were in their infancy in relation to wide-bodied, passenger carrying jets. We don't know why the Max 8s crashed but if incompetence is to blame, or corner cutting (i.e. - dishonesty) it reinforces the notion that standards are falling in a number of respects
altitude50 14 14.5k United Kingdom
14 Mar 2019 6:55PM
The Comet tragedies were caused by bad design and lack of knowledge of metal fatigue. The passenger windows had square corners and a crack started there..
I was three miles away from the Trident crash at Staines, it could have landed on me! (Probable crew member conflict.)
It may be that the Boeings crashed because of a lack of communication between crew and computer or vice versa, or a sensor to computer problem, too early to say, but these has been problems with fly by wire systems. Airbus have found that out the hard way.
The 737 is a narrow bodied aircraft.
jondf 12 2.7k
14 Mar 2019 9:52PM
Apologies, yes, narrow bodied ....as will have been the Comet

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