Wednesday, 18 July 2007

The Price of Milk

Milk in New Zealand increased in price this week. This price increase has been attributed to increased commodity demand from China, the ongoing drought in Australia and more land in America being used to grow corn for ethanol instead of farming dairy cows.

So milk is even more expensive, more per litre than petrol. I wonder how this affects people, will people have to cut down or ration something so good, perhaps choosing to drink, or give their children, cheap softdrinks?


Nigel said...

It's astounding stuff. NZ consumes only 5% of all the milk we produce (Fonterra stats); the remainder is all exported.

Emma said...

Crazy . . . Have you tried A2 milk? I think the unhomoginised whole milk is really good. Tasty and makes great yoghurt.