Bakers to Stage Protest Outside Tesco
on Monday 02 Jun 2008
type: Press Release
Wheat Prices have doubled in the UK over the past year, and consumers and retailsers have so far managed to absorb this. But elsewhere in the world, people are going without wheat (and other staples) and bakers are going out of business.
To iIlustrate this issue, a dozens bakers (rather than a bakers dozen!) will be following up Bristol Rising Tides demo in April of this year to illustrate the true cost of Agro-fuels. They will be at Tesco, Eastville btween 4.30pm and 7pm
Ms Bread of Bristol Rising Tide said:
"The question is do we want do feed our cars or feed ourselves?"
Tesco has made false claims about the source of the fuel sold at its service stations, according to an investigation that found that the chain sold the most environmentally damaging types of biodiesel -Palm Oil - whilst claiming that it 's biofuel was sourced from relatively sustainable UK-planted rape seed oil.
Mr A.Baker of Bristol Rising Tide said:
"Its now clear that we leave big business to deal with climate change, this is the kind of thing that will happen - a bloody disaster "
At this years Climate Camp (3rd - 10th August) there will be a national day of action against Agrofuels.
 Bristol Rising Tide is part of the International Rising Tide for Climate Justice network
 The Times,April 14, 2008 "Tesco green fuel ‘adds to climate change"