Hugh Pennington: Supermarkets, 18 November 2004
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Not on the Label: What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate by Felicity Lawrence.
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Food Policy Old and New edited by Simon Maxwell and Rachel Slater.
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“... Joanna Blythman does not like supermarkets. The bigger they are, the greater her hatred. She says they are responsible for the slow death of community life. They take the skill out of shopping. They subvert home cooking. They have done away with seasonal variety. Their buyers are bullied by their superiors to bully their suppliers ...”