In the money || Why are food prices in Israel so high? (Hint: It's the government)
Worries about the safety of imported foods, the squeezing of small importers and Israel’s Rabbinate make real competition almost impossible.
It all started with the national trauma caused by the Remedia baby formula scandal in 2003. Three infants fed with the imported product died and 23 others suffered irreversible damage. The State Prosecutor’s Office, in a move of questionable wisdom and perhaps some degree of self-righteousness, decided to file criminal charges against the Health Ministry officials responsible...
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