Take down Waitrose

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Take down Waitrose

Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:20 am

Waitrose management think it's "correct" to use an English flag for Cornish fish: http://robscornishblog.blogspot.fr/2013 ... o-use.html

So what are we going to do? Walk away grumbling or at least try and hit them where it hurts? This calls for a concerted boycott campaign with some direct action if needed! The start could be a blog, eventually leading into a more general - Say Cornwall / Say Cornish - campaign aimed at all retailers in the Duchy. Sainsburys slapping South West of England all over their stories is another target. This is blatant English nationalism and if we tolerate it it'll be just another proof that Cornwall, unlike Scotland or Wales, can be walked all over.

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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by Trevorpen » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:47 pm

Grow up!

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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by GrahamHart » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:13 pm

Another tentacle wrapping itself around Cornish culture, But that's all it is. Another tentacle. Not feeding the monster that strangles us would stop it all. Stop feeding it your time and energy. It thrives on it.

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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by Anselm » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:24 pm

Fulub-le-Breton wrote:Waitrose management think it's "correct" to use an English flag for Cornish fish: http://robscornishblog.blogspot.fr/2013 ... o-use.html

So what are we going to do? Walk away grumbling or at least try and hit them where it hurts? This calls for a concerted boycott campaign with some direct action if needed! The start could be a blog, eventually leading into a more general - Say Cornwall / Say Cornish - campaign aimed at all retailers in the Duchy. Sainsburys slapping South West of England all over their stories is another target. This is blatant English nationalism and if we tolerate it it'll be just another proof that Cornwall, unlike Scotland or Wales, can be walked all over.
Good idea for somebody to have a word with them first.
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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by factotum » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:59 am

Have a word with them? "I say old chap, would you mind terribly ..."

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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:40 pm

Agreed factotum.

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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by TGG » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:02 pm


It is at times like this that a fully supported and professionally organized Cornish Secretariat would come into its own as 'the Voice of the Cornish people and nation"

TGGFor The (Real)Reason Why!
STOP THE CORNISH GENOCIDE! -
They declare their Cornishness with pride
Whilst oblivious to our genocide
That England imposes
With smiles and Red Roses
Where the innocents, so gullibly, reside.


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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by factotum » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:14 pm

Sounds a bit Soviet, don't you think TGG, but yes, I get the general idea. So instead of forever ranting why don't you lay the foundations for whatever organisation(s) or institution(s) you think we should have. Wasn't there a constitutional convention or some such? Probably needs a good kick up the penn-a-dhelergh ...

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Re: Take down Waitrose

Post by Gower » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:17 pm

I think you need a more responsible title than 'take down Waitrose' - that's the wrong way to go about it.

my italics here;
Three European Union schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialities known as protected designation of origin (PDO), protected geographical indication (PGI), and traditional specialities guaranteed (TSG) promote and protect names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs. They are based on the legal framework provided by the EU Regulation No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs.[2] This Regulation (enforced within the EU and being gradually expanded internationally via bilateral agreements between the EU and non-EU countries) ensures that only products genuinely originating in that region are allowed to be identified as such in commerce. The legislation first came into force in 1992. The purpose of the law is to protect the reputation of the regional foods, promote rural and agricultural activity, help producers obtain a premium price for their authentic products, and eliminate the unfair competition and misleading of consumers by non-genuine products, which may be of inferior quality or of different flavour.

These laws protect the names of wines, cheeses, hams, sausages, seafood, olives, olive oils, beers, Balsamic vinegar and even regional breads, fruits, raw meats and vegetables.

Foods such as Gorgonzola, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Melton Mowbray pork pies, Piave cheese, Asiago cheese, Camembert, Somerset Cider Brandy and Champagne can only be labelled as such if they come from the designated region. To qualify as Roquefort, for example, cheese must be made from milk of a certain breed of sheep, and matured in the natural caves near the town of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in the Aveyron region of France, where it is colonized by the spores of a fungus (Penicillium roqueforti) that grows in these caves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic ... ifications

but I don't know how or if this applies specifically to fisheries or ocean territories.


http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/quality/index_en.htm
1.2 The PDO/PGI scheme
The EU PDO/PGI regulation (Regulation 510/2006 and its predecessor
Regulation 2081/92) provides EU-wide protection to names of agricultural
products and foodstuffs that have a close link to their geographic region of
production. Such products must be produced in a specified territory and
according to a certain production specification.
Any application for a PDO or PGI must include a product specification
containing at least a product description, a method of production and the
geographical area where it is produced. In addition, applications must
provide evidence that some quality, reputation or other characteristic
associated with the product is linked to the region of production.
Once a name is registered, any producer complying with the product
specification and controlled by a control body or national authorities can use
the name.
In the case of a PDO, there must be an objective and exclusive link between
the features of the product and its geographical origin. Furthermore, all
stages of the production process must take place in the defined geographical
area.
For a PGI product, the link with the geographical area does not need to be
‘essential or exclusive’ but has to be causal. It is sufficient that the features or
the reputation of the product are ‘attributable’ to the geographic origin and at
least one stage of production takes place in the defined area.
Administrative bodies in the Member States enforce the PDO/PGI
regulations in Member States and provide protection of the name and
exclusive rights for its use to producers who meet the product specification.
http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/eval/re ... sum_en.pdf

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