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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, February 7, 1973 Push prices up Canadians are heavy beef consumers Bv PETER MICHAELSON WINNIPEG (CP) - The aver r. go Canadian will eat almost 100 pounds of beef in 1973, about twice the per-capita consumption of 20 years ago, according to statistics presented here to the Meat Packers Council of Canada. If appetites for beef can flourish in the face of rising prices, speakers at the annual meeting suggested, the public has little justification for complaining that meat price increases are disproportionate to rising incomes. Manitoba Agriculture Minis-. ter Samuel Uskiw said past exploitation of the farmer-oro-ducer accounted for previous low prices. "A philosophy of exploitation to ensure lower food prices." he said, is no lonqer acceptable. Farmers are demanding, and are entitled to, a fail- return on their investments. President of the council, W. A. Mill of Toronto, said in his opening address that the meat industry should look upon (he parliamentary committee food prices inquiry, to begin hearings next week, "as an opportunity to tell the facts about the complexities of meat prices." NEED TO COMMUNICATE If meat processors have failed the public, it is a failure of communication, he said. Mr. Mill said processors should recognize the repetition of such inquiries "as a signal that a good enough job has not been done of communicating to the public" the justification for price increases. The council's general manager, II. K. Leckie of Toronto, said supply and demand conditions in the domestic and international market, combined with free and competitive bidding, account for current prices. Mr. Leckie said Canadian livestock would not be sold to Canadian processors if prices were not "fully equal to or above an export level." Testimony the livestock industry will present to the parliamentary committee will show "that raw material costs, mainly livestock," account for 75 to 80 per cent of the price charged the consumer, he said. F. E. Payne, director of the livestock division of the federal department of agriculture, said beef prices have been rising because "our increase in production has been � response to a strong increase in beef demand." PRODUCTION CLIMBS Because beef "is a demand controlled market, it is only reasonable the increasing affluence of the Canadian consumer has a marked effect upwards on beef prices." Mr. Payne said beef production has increased 2.3 times in the last 20 years. While beef consumption for 1973 is projected at 97.5 pounds per capita, this mil rise by 1980 to an estimate of 114 pounds for each Canadian, he said. In order to supply this demand, there must be a reasonable profit to the producer. In spite of rising consumer demand for their products, delegates were warned of potential pitfalls for the meat industry. Mr. Mill said the industry must guard against the temptation to seek foreign markets at the expense of Canada's consumers and workers. He said attempts to expand exports in response to growing world demand by siphoning off domestic supplies of meat would raise prices in Canada and create unemployment. Areas wltfi up fo ]% annual population growth i| Areas with to 2% annual jpopulation growth Areas with 2 to 3% annual population growth 1 Areas with o a' lover 3% annual � population growth J Despite falling birthrates Despite falling birthrates in the United Slates and most industrialized nations, experts still forecast world population will increase by nearly 3 billion in the last three decades of the century to a total of 6.5 billion - four times what it was in 1900. Five-sixths of this increase will occur in roughly the southern half of the world, as map above, based on United Nations statistics, suggests. In less than 30 years, 2.5 billion more people will be added to the 2.5 billional ready living in Africa, Asia and Latin America. UALITY Get A Load Of These Values At Safeway 2s79c LI Mrs. Wright'i 5 flavours and Deluxe Brownie or Bran Muffin Mix 19-oz. net wt. pkg................................ JAMS fiQc Apple and Raspberry or Apple and Strawberry.....48-fl. oz. tin OUND COFFEE 7Qc Safeway All Purpose....................... ..... 1 -lb. pkg. � %J AT FOOD 6 J1-00 Pamper 7 Flavours Mix or Match........6-oz. net wt. tin BEEF R0A! Chuck and Round Bone Canada Grade A Beef........lb. Serving Suggestion Canada Grade A Beef THICK RIB ROAST HORT RIBS MOKED HAMS PORK ROAST SIDE BACON COOKED MEATS Lean, easy to carve Canada Grade A Beef lb. lb. Olympic Brand. Whole, Half >r Quarters ........... lb. Dinner Pork Shoulder Maple Leaf brand, boneless lb. 1 Swift's Eversweet, sliced, rindless, vac pak 1-lb. pkg. Swift's Premium sliced Meat and Cheese, Head Cheese, Luncheon Meats, Pork and Bacon .......................... .........6-oz. net wt. vac pak pkg. PS Seafresh Frozen Cod 16-oz. net wt. pkg. .. 2 .09 for J Volume 2 ON SALE NOW $1.79 only A ready reference for thousands of recipes! ALW SAFEWAY It all started back in the Twenties. Safeway was the place to get quality foods at low prices. Quality first, then low prices, was i'ne Safeway policy. And it's just as true today! You get excellence in meats, in fresh fruits and vegetables in everything you buy. And you enjoy them at low prices, every day of the week. Now isn't this what you want in a food store? PRICES EFFECTIVE in Lethbridge Stores Feb. 7-10 Inclusive. Household Needs DETERGENT White Magic powdered, with Enzymes... 42-oz. net wt. pkg. ...And These At Extra Savings... Liauid Bleach 790 �I�|VIM ViVHVH Frenen Maid........180 fl. oz. jug I W Facial Tissue ^.s-~x 279" Fabric Sizina 75" Soap Granules,...... 4,,.,_.Plg.990 Dutch Cleanser ,2 ,,79" 49* r-F.JV'.. Wizard Lemon Breeze or Meadow Rose . . 6-oz. net wt. tin Check these Safeway Prices Flaked Tuna Bye the Seat Light 6.01. net wt. tin ... *�wC Gravy Pdr. Biste 8-oi. net wt. pkg. 37c Choc. Bars lewneys asst. ROr 20-Sc bars in bag . . O #V Pudding Mix Monarch Sponge, 6 flavors 9-oz. net n AO* wt. pkg. ... * for 07C Cream of Wheat Nabisco Quick or Reg. AJp 28-oz. net wt. pkg. . . � Skim Milk Pdr. Carnation Instant. Can. | Ht grade. 3-lb. ctn. I /# Bowl Cleaner Sani Flush Toilet C7r 34-oz. net wt. tin . . . 3# v Cold Water Wash Zero cQr 6-oz. net wt. pkg. ... �**V Floor Wax Aero liquid 1 (if 27 fl. oz. tin......I �V/ Sani Foam Spray athroom Cleaner 14-oz. net wt. tin Garbage Bags Glad Poly | OA Pkg. of 20 ........1.07 Bath. Tissue Lady Scott asst. a | 420-2 ply 2 roll pkg. I C Bathroom Cleaner 71. / IC B'ack Magic or Moirs Pot 'o Gold............ 1-lb. box Specials for your Sweetheart CHOCOLATES CHOCOLATES PANTY HOSE .99 Cadbury Milk Tray...................... 1-lb. box La Tosca, asst. shades. One size fits ail r 99 0 ;