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Came across this interesting article by the author Jeanette Winterson -->
extract: "...This autumn I checked how many English apples were on sale in my local Waitrose and Tesco - the answer was one variety, in one of those stores. At the height of our own apple season, we were importing our apples from New Zealand and the USA.
The label on the lone UK apples said 'ripened on the tree.' Are we going mad, or is it just me?
I went to my local organic shop, and there were eight English eating apples on sale, and two cookers. All were sourced from nearby Worcestershire farms, and all had the delicious taste of a true apple.
Sadly, only 4% of the fruit we eat in the UK, is produced here; the supermarkets say it can't be done cheaply enough.
Meanwhile, Tesco who has a staggering 25% market share of all food sold in the UK, has just announced profits of two billion. For my money, this just doesn't add up.
I don't shop at supermarkets - not least because I hate the sensory deprivation. Supermarkets have lost us the tastes, textures, scents and excitements of real food. The bright lights and packaging are there to hide the fact that there are no wonderful smells, no chances to pick up lovely earthy potatoes, or find mushrooms that hit the nostrils with the whiff of warm straw, The wet fish counters in supermarkets are dismal affairs of farmed and previously frozen products, with dull sunken eyes and flabby flesh..."
The full article can be found at:
http://www.jeanettewinterson.com/pages/c...Mark, 7 years ago.