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Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets By Joanna Blythman

Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets
by Joanna Blythman

A demolition of the supermarket miracle, this text charts the impact that supermarkets have had on every aspect of our lives and culture.

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An elegant demolition of the supermarket miracle, this book charts the impact that supermarkets have had on every aspect of our lives and culture. Did you know...; Almost 50% of supermarket fruit and vegetables contain pesticide residues?* UK supermarkets make 40p on every GBP1 spent on bananas while plantations workers are paid just 1p?* Supermarkets operate a climate of fear amongst their suppliers?* Every time a supermarket opens the local community loses on average 276 jobs?In the 1970s, British supermarkets had only 10% of the UK's grocery spend. Now they swallow up 80%, influencing how we shop, what we eat, how we spend our leisure time, how much rubbish we generate, even the very look of our physical environment. Award-winning food writer Joanna Blythman investigates the enormous impact that these big box retailers are having on our lives. She meets the farmers who are selling food to supermarkets for less than they need to survive, the wholesalers who have been eliminated from the supply chain, travels to suburban retail parks to meet the teenagers and part-timers who stack our shelves and reveals the hoops third world suppliers must jump through to earn supermarket contracts. This thought-provoking, witty and sometimes chilling voyage of discovery is sure to make you think twice before you reach for that supermarket trolley quite so enthusiastically ever again.

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GOR000545023
Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets
Joanna Blythman
Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-05-04
384
0007158033
9780007158034
Winner of Glenfiddich Awards: Food Book of the Year 2005
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