Make Farms Food Banks – As Most Food Comes From Farms
7th September 2018
Pick/Sort or Collect Your Own – Free- And So Getting the Population More Active
As Labour intend, but without the increase in food prices
“Hayman’s fear that a “no deal” Brexit would leave British farms in the lurch is not wrong in the short term, but a sustainable revival of our agriculture depends on a government free of EU restrictions on state aid and publicly owned services that operate on a non-commercial basis to meet the needs of communities”.
In a Nut Shell Make Some Farmers State Employees
With the Subsidies they receive today they are half way there already
Only with Guaranteed Market Prices, Specialist Marketing Boards,
Cooperatives and Contractors
Controlled and Regulated
An Agricultural bank State Owned
A New British Agricultural Policy for Britain
Bringing the Consumer nearer to the Producer
Missing Out On the Middle Man.
The principle of free will need some education
But let me give you an example
Blackberry and Cherry picking
We went Blackberry picking along the hedge rows.
And Cherry Picking on Common Council land
We picked 2 kgs of Blackberries and 1 kg of Cherries free which we froze
The same could be for other crops.
Apples and Pears was mentioned.
In Socialist Czechoslovakia that is exactly what happened.
The highways of the countryside were lined with fruit trees.
It was strange for a family from a capitalist country at first.
The thought of stealing ?
Until we saw others doing it.
MY POINT IS THAT JUST BECAUSE IT IS FREE THERE IS NO NEED TO “STEAL”
JUST TAKE WHAT YOU NEED FOR YOURSELF ?
Take tap water – “A publicly owned service that could operate on a non – commercial basis to meet the needs of the community”.
With some education people would not wallow it in just because it was free
Just taking what they need.
Same with Eggs and Vegetables
People would soon discover the waste of hogging.
As with public transport – making it free doesn’t imply people using it unnecessarily
The “Asda and Tesco” free buses could take people to the Farm Bank for Food
via the Local Markets which desperately need reviving.
Some produce would be free other food for sale at controlled prices.
The principle of quality sells would remain.
Of course it is a Socialist principle and there must be a surplus,
as farmers complain about unpicked fruit.
This is not an over night programme
It needs cooperation from the rural communities too.
But getting more people into the countryside
is likely to make it more secure for the rural
community not less as more pairs of eyes increases security.
A sort of Rural Neighbourhood Watch.
Finally who remembers Comet the Electrical store in its early days.
We went to a posh shop to see the product we needed in the flesh so to speak
and then went to Comet to collect it cheaper in a cardboard box.
Argos do it with catalogues, but the idea is not so far fetched with food too
and because people can get it free there is little point in taking too much to sell it on.
And how would this be paid for by Government ?
By taking industry and services into public ownership of course.
The missing £ millions
A redistribution of wealth.