Farmer Protest Cut-Price Selling Of Fresh Produce

A number of protests have been held across the country at retail outlets over the pricing of fresh produce.

It is understood that stores are selling fresh produce for as little as 5c per item.

Farmers gathered at a number of stores where they would buy all the available cut-price produce before handing it out to passersby.

Regulation is being called for to tackle the low-cost selling of fresh food, which the farmers argue is damaging small businesses as large retailers compete to attract customers.


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