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11:06 pm - Do your Rainbow shopping at Safeway on the 23rd!!!!
*public service announcement*

On the 23rd of January Safeway will be donating its entire supermarket's profits for the day to the drought relief.
The funds will primarily be used by the CWA for immediate support for rural families with the remainder to help fund research into sustainable farming practices. This is expected to be in excess of $3 million dollars.

http://www.woolworths.com.au/woolworths+ceo+pledges+support+for+drought+reflief.asp

So yeah...think of the farmers!!!!

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From:tramgoddess
Date:January 11th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
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As the relative of "Farm-folk",I just wish they would pay reasonable prices, that would be better than "charity" as far as most farmers are concerned!
From:alaric97
Date:January 11th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
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I am sure the supermarkets have done their calculations. It would be cheaper for them and the shareholders to give "charity" than to actually pay decent prices for good they buy. I really don't know how much the markup is for fruits and veg, but the prices paid by consumers are astronomical :(
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From:naomi_key
Date:January 11th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)

Fair Trade

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... Not only is it cheaper, it will ger the consumers in.
Most of that one day's profit - calculated to be about AUD$3 million will be reimbursed either due to 'Advertising campaign' or (how clever) R & D (read the way they intend to dole out the money).

2 things to remember:
1: Liquor profits are not being donated.
2: Supporting small towns like Beaufort, which is where the Rainbow Serpent Festival will be held has prioroty over supporting large multi-nationals that will get their donations reimbursed at Tax time.

Having pointed it out, I would prefer to purchase my consumer goods from Safeway over Coles on that day, just to show that the concept has merit.
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From:entheo
Date:January 15th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)

Re: Fair Trade

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I have to work out what Im going to take to Rainbow, and for how long.
(and also car pooling, tent sharinging and all those sort of things)
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From:naomi_key
Date:January 15th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)

Re: Fair Trade

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Call me!
I saw the announcement by Ronny Sim on Oztrance last night about the Ethnogenis Mini at RSF this year :)
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From:naomi_key
Date:January 11th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
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I acknowledge the situation ... and will comment further on the next reply, but all that I can say at this point is that at least they are doing something.
Similar to MacDonald's and their fucking Ronald MacDonald house.
I suspect that if the preservatives and generally crap nutrients in their food didn't exist, potentially there would be less need for families of palliative care for children.

That said, Why hasn't Hungry Jack's, KFC or Red Rooster done a similar thing?

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