Russian embargo sinks fruit prices, but supermarkets take the profits

The Russian embargo on local fruit and veg has caused a massive surplus to enter the Spanish market, forcing prices down, but prices in the supermarkets aren’t shifting. Meaning the supermarkets are coining it in whilst the farmers are going to wall, according to farmers union COAG. They have released some prices to show the difference, from last week: It’s the shops what profit! A kilo of potatoes was being sold at source at an Continue reading Russian embargo sinks fruit prices, but supermarkets take the profits

IU-Andalucia wants to expropriate land not used for 2 years and give it to the poor

The IU, the communist coalition partners of the PSOE in the Andalucian government, have proposed a new law that will allow for the expropriation of any “productive land which has not been used for its assigned social function” during the last two years. Such land, explains the proposed law, would be that should be dedicated to productive uses such as forestry, farm or ranching land. Or, indeed, my back garden. As a cited example by the IU, they Continue reading IU-Andalucia wants to expropriate land not used for 2 years and give it to the poor