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Perfect fruit & Veg: Your Views

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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~  **007 1/2**

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 16 Jun 2008 22:40

The European Commission says it wants to loosen the rules that prevent knobbly fruit and vegetables being sold alongside more shapely examples.
But the Commission says its efforts to simplify EU legislation have been resisted by some countries.
The complicated marketing rules have spawned long-running debates about straight bananas and cucumbers.
The Commission says misshapen fruit should be sold "with some sort of label for use in cooking".
"In an era of high prices and growing demand, this makes more sense than just throwing them away," said a statement from the office of Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel.

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Kate Report 16 Jun 2008 23:00

I often wonder how they can be so picky about something like that, especially when you think that there are parts of the world where people are starving and wouldn't care about if the food was an unusual shape as long as they could get it.

My dad's been growing radishes and cabbage and lettuce and spring onions this year - the first lot of radishes we pulled up were probably double the size of the ones you get in the supermarket. (In fact the supermarkets would probably have rejected them for being an "abnormal" size.)

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 16 Jun 2008 23:39

The perfect veg would taste like a nice strong stilton & the perfect fruit like a bar of chocolate..........blow what it looks like!


eRRolSheep Report 16 Jun 2008 23:53

red kidney beans. RED KIDNEY BEANS!!!!!!
They always forget the red kidney beans!
They are beanist to the extreme
in a reddy kidneyistic sort of way


Sharron Report 17 Jun 2008 00:10

Cooking instructions sound like a good idea.I'm sure a lot of veg is overlooked because people do not know what to do with it.


eRRolSheep Report 17 Jun 2008 00:20

how bloomin' cosseted do we want to be!?
Will we get cookery lessons now as part of our council tax return?
Maybe they could also show me how to change a light bulb.


Sharron Report 17 Jun 2008 00:21

How do you cook salsify?


eRRolSheep Report 17 Jun 2008 00:24

simmer for a wee bit and then saute


Sharron Report 17 Jun 2008 00:26

How long is your wee bit exactly?


eRRolSheep Report 17 Jun 2008 00:28

about ten seconds


Sharron Report 17 Jun 2008 00:30

Now,who wouldn't know that? We have probably done more for the sales of salsify in the last ten minutes than all the advertizing that has ever been done for it before.


eRRolSheep Report 17 Jun 2008 00:32

I would never dream of pushing those sale at all ever never never


eRRolSheep Report 17 Jun 2008 00:32

Has anyone ever tried salsify?


Sharron Report 17 Jun 2008 00:33

You wouldn't falsify salsify now would you?


eRRolSheep Report 17 Jun 2008 00:33

viral advertising is a great yet scary thing!

Small blonde Angel

Small blonde Angel Report 17 Jun 2008 00:34

I did a double take as I thought you had said how do you cook satisfy, I must be tired.


Sharron Report 17 Jun 2008 00:34

I'm sure somebody must have tried it.They wouldn't keep growing it if nobody tried it.

Small blonde Angel

Small blonde Angel Report 17 Jun 2008 10:02

Never tried salsify, what does it taste like????


Amanda2003 Report 17 Jun 2008 10:19

We have an allottment and certainly don't throw away our precious crops because they are an odd all tastes great . New potatoes on the plate three hours after being dug up.....yum yum.

Who remembers funny shaped carrots ? The ones from supermakets just have no character these

Small blonde Angel

Small blonde Angel Report 17 Jun 2008 10:22

I love farm shops and farmers markets cos you do get differences in 'real' food.