28
Jun
11

179/2011 eat local



179/2011 eat local, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

We Europeans are getting a little paranoid about the vegetables we eat. The EHEC infections are still rampant in Germany, and today I read that the first cases have been diagnosed in Sweden, too. This week, the warning here in Britain was not to eat bean sprouts, especially if they were from France.

I think it’s still not known where the bacteria originated. It’s a bit scary really, and easily leads to hysteria, and prejudices against produce from other countries. There has even been suspicions about an eco terrorist attack!

I’m sure these British flags are on the lettuce bags even in ordinary times but they really caught my eye today. Eating fresh local produce makes so much sense anyway even if, of course, you can catch something nasty from your domestic vegetables as well.

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1 Response to “179/2011 eat local”


  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    July 1, 2011 at 16:21

    Hard to know what is healthy these days – but it is good to see the local produce showing up here. Our summer feasting…


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