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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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I know that, Besoeker, and there are always going to be exceptions to every rule. Sugar cane doesn't worry me - but, obviously, bananas, citrus fruits, mangoes etc., come from elsewhere but, even when buying them, I am choosy about the country of origin.

I stand by my original statement that I would not buy garlic from China for two reasons:-

1) I can buy perfect good local grown garlic.

2) As was pointed out in another response - the growing conditions are totally unacceptable.
This is how I feel also.
If you have the choice to pick locally grown, best choosing that option. Itís fresher and has less travelling time plus it supporting your local community. Itís ALL good.
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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This is how I feel also.
If you have the choice to pick locally grown, best choosing that option. Itís fresher and has less travelling time plus it supporting your local community. Itís ALL good.
Do you drink tea or coffee?
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21-09-2019, 08:07 PM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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Do you drink tea or coffee?
They could go back to using 'Tea Clippers' that only use wind....And with 'Climate Change' it won't be long before we can grow tea and bananas here...
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21-09-2019, 08:09 PM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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They could go back to using 'Tea Clippers' that only use wind....
But grown elsewhere and imported.
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21-09-2019, 08:11 PM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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But grown elsewhere and imported.
You're splitting hairs Besoeker, and this thread is fast getting caught up in the detail....
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21-09-2019, 08:14 PM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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You're splitting hairs Besoeker, and this thread is fast getting caught up in the detail....
The thread is about importing produce rather than using home grown.
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21-09-2019, 08:16 PM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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The thread is about importing produce rather than using home grown.
The thread is about imported Garlic....Something that can be produced locally.....
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21-09-2019, 08:21 PM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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The thread is about imported Garlic....Something that can be produced locally.....
And morphed into locally grown stuff.
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21-09-2019, 10:27 PM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

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And we can exercise choice. But locally grown isn't always one of them unless you exclude many of the things we like.

And we can't rule on legislation on production in other countries. What we can do is take a stance on what we purchase. Is the country eco-friendly? Are human rights observed?
Which is exactly why I said in my post that I was choosy about country of origin.


Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
The thread is about imported Garlic....Something that can be produced locally.....
Exactly, Foxy. If it is something that can be produced in the UK or - even better, Yorkshire - then I will not buy imported versions. Time there was another 'I'm backing Britain' campaign!

Yes - I drink tea, Besoeker. Yorkshire Tea - produced by Betty's/Taylor's of Harrogate - who happen to be members of The Ethical Tea Partnership and who are striving to improve conditions/wages for the workers in Assam.

No - I do not drink coffee.

It may be only a drop in the ocean but, at least I am trying to support home growers and - as Tesco never tires of telling us - every little helps!
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22-09-2019, 04:33 AM
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Re: Would You Use Garlic Grown In China?

Hi

Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford to pick and choose.

Many are not, every penny counts.
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