By Letter to the Editor on May 7, 2020.
In the news lately it has been stated that dairy farmers have had to dump their milk to dispose of it. Yet when you go to some grocery stores there is a limit of two four-litre jugs of milk when you want to purchase it. The egg department is totally devoid of large eggs, forcing you to purchase a different kind or brand of eggs and there is a limit of one dozen per purchase of groceries.
Are the dairy processors and the egg processors not an essential service? So why are stores curtailing the amount consumers can purchase of these essential food supplies? Has any journalist sought an answer to my questions? It would be nice to have an answer to some of these questions.
There is all kinds of information about all the good things front-line workers are providing but what about some of the work that goes on behind the scenes? Have some of these businesses curtailed their operations to create shortages in stores at the expense to the producers of the raw products? Maybe it is just to raise prices when people are already in hardship due to being laid off from their usual jobs like teachers, small businesses and the like. In my opinion, I think that these concerns should be investigated.