Oxfam alleges abuse in UK supermarket supply chainsWorkers on farms and plantations that supply big UK supermarkets are being subjected to poverty and human rights abuses, according to Oxfam.
A "relentless" drive for retailer profits is fuelling poverty, abuse, and discrimination, the charity said.
Poor conditions were rife on farms that supply supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, it added.
Now ain't that a surprise !! [NOT]
Supermarkets are about profit, simple as that.
Which they would be well advised to stick to, rather than venturing into preaching ethics or politics.
Ruthless business models come unstuck pretty fast for those that foolishly start moral posturing.
We all know it's cheaper to produce or process goods in the developing countries where labour costs are negligible and capital outlays minimal.
Of course it's immoral, exploitative and detestable, but it's also very profitable.
For those who can afford to put their money where their morals are, fine, shop fairtrade and feel good.
Those who can't, shop own brand and recognize the real world.
Sure, it's produced on the back of slave child labour in slum workshops faraway from our relatively cosy lives, but so what ? That's the harsh reality.
Morals are expensive, which is all very well if you can pay.
What is far more objectionable is Supermarkets pretending to have them. They don't. ..... and so should keep shtum.