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OrangePippin-Richard
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Good enough to eat

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:59 am

I found this article in a British newspaper:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... odanddrink

In this paragraph he writes-off several very nice apples:

"They have been selected above all for one characteristic: that they can be picked when unripe (so they bruise less easily) and still look good on the shelf. The fact that they taste of Kleenex soaked in Diet Coke is neither here nor there."

He then has a go at Egremont Russet, which is capable of very good flavours and textures, but has the misfortune to be sold in supermarkets!

Even though it is an old article, it is frustrating to see such nonsense being published in a serious newspaper. In fairness, he is encouraging readers to grow their own apple trees, but it is pretty clear this is a journalist who is not frightened to let his own ill-informed opinion get in the way of actual research into his subject!

Chuck Rhode
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Re: Good enough to eat

Post by Chuck Rhode » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:43 pm

OrangePippin-Richard wrote:Even though it is an old article, it is frustrating to see such nonsense being published in a serious newspaper.
Monbiot is not just our moonbat; he's everybody's moonbat. He's such a great moonbat, we here in the States have heard of him, courtesy of the Canadian climate-skeptic blog of Steve McIntyre.

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