Jun 8, 2008

Letting the milk cartel know I'm mad!

boycott fresh milk in Greece, June 9-14 2008

The Panhellenic Federation of Consumer Associations "Intervention" is calling on consumers living in Greece to boycott fresh pasteurized milk that costs more than 1€ from Monday June 9th until Saturday June 14th, 2008.

According to figures from the Federation, the price paid for milk by Greek consumers is more than 45% in comparison with other European countries. While, on the other hand, the Greek Milk Organisation (ELOG) states that milk producers lowered their selling prices to dairy companies significantly last year. Last July the average price was less than 37 cents per litre, prices peaked in January 2008 amounting to 46 cents and then started declining. In March 2008 it was 44 cents, while PASEGES (Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives) states that the milk cartel is putting the pressure on producers to sell their milk at 10 cents per litre.

The final product, however, that reaches consumers at supermarket shelves is three times more expensive! The dairy cartel is making milk producers poorer by buying dirt cheap from them and making a kill from Greek consumers by pumping the price up thrice its original value.

Since dairy companies love their profits, let's not give them any for a week.
Boycott milk priced over 1 euro for a week (June 9 - 14).

Click on the image of "Intervention's" pamphlet for details in Greek.
μποϋκοτάζ από το φρέσκο γάλα που κοστίζει πάνω από 1 ευρώ, 9-14 ιούνη 2008

[greek source]