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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:46 am    Post subject: Supermarket bans Pesticides. Reply with quote

Looks like Aldi are going to start something goverments could not achieve, guess Ill have to move my veg shopping if it applies to Irish produce.
http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/22414
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're a firm who have their fingers on the button.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And out of date produce.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
And out of date produce.


That's because they don't allow chemicals sprayed on the food Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how come there generally isn't a best before date on their goods?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fund a lot if times there is one pice of fruit gone off in a pack when I open it too hence only buying there rarely
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what your up against straight bananas, uniform sized carrots and Parsnips, Vegetables available out of season and best before dates, Spuds never go out of date or any vegetable they just go off naturally if they are not sprayed. you dont have to buy thats why we have so much choice. Try growing any salad crop for sale or even give away free range eggs not possible due to slug damage or a little bit of dirt on egg when hen walked on it leaving nest.
As for jars of Honey what exactly is in that pot but thats an other story for another day.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought tomatoes once and they were left uneaten in the fridge. They went way past their sell by date , they were three weeks past the sell by when him indoors exclaimed disgustingly " oh my god " When I told him I was conducting an experiment he just said " Throw them in the compost" I was just proving how they never go off. Meanwhile an organic carrot left will just shrivel up and decay
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A farmer I knew, once had his crop of parsnips turned down by a supermarket because they were different sizes and didn't fit the packaging! Dur
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

last summer, i found an egg down the end of the garden under a pile which was used for throwing cuttings onto, by both ourselves and the previous owner. it was a shop bought egg (you could just about make out the ink sprayed onto it) and we haven't bought eggs since june 2014. so it would have been more than a year old, but i've no clue how it got there (the compost developing under the pile had covered it, and we've been here three years)

i cracked it into the compost bin to see what the inside of an egg that old would look like. bar having lost probably over a third of its volume, it looked like a normal yolk and white of an egg.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a jar of blackcurrant jam in a shop recently, the only jam I like, plus honey. It was made locally as a cottage industry so no preservatives. I may only use it once or twice a week. However, it went mouldy in no length and had to be thrown out. So maybe there is a case for preservatives.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you keep it in the fridge? That usually does the trick. I've just checked, we have a cherry jam in the fridge opened in September and it is still fine. Must use that up!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honey contains Sucrose, Fructose, Glucose , water and some acids,proteins and minerals,because there is very little water in honey and its pH is fairly acidic, it makes survival for microorganisms in honey very difficcult. Honey does not go mouldy except when exposed to air as it is hydroscopic therefore it absorbs water making it easier for moulds to grow, Honey does chrystallise due to high sugar content e.g honey collected from Oil seed rape will chrystalise very quickly due to high sugar content in the nectar. To prevent this honey will be seeded with say floral honey reducing the honey content, But why does honey bought in a supermarket not crystallise this is because it is heated to a high temp and cooled very quickly, There is also corn syrup in some shop bought honey so what you see on the jar is not always in the jar.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some honeys are just liquid sugar. Any 'goodness' has been processed out of them!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the total supply of 'manuka' honey in the UK is greater than the total output of manuka honey in NZ (which is essentially the total world output).
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