Tuesday, 30 April 2019

poison on the food shelf in supermarkets

Once upon a time I used to be able to sprout store-bought potatoes to plant in my garden.

In recent years, such potatoes needed a thorough washing to remove growth inhibitors.

This year, no amount of washing can undo the chemical poisoning.

These potatoes are in the food aisle, in plastic bags (!) with no mention of chemical treatment.
Spring cabbages - organic gardening

The commercial motive seems to be to keep last years small potatoes ('baby potatoes' according to the sales-drivel) so they look like newly grown "new potatoes".

So, no more store potatoes for me - the list of what I can eat is getting shorter all the time ... everyone needs a garden or allotment.

organic garden peas

Tags: healthyfood, education, organic, growyourown, gardens


  1. Kale is big in the U.S. A big health food craze. Anything with kale in it is SUPER! Too bad these healthy people haven't read that kale is one of the top pesticide contaminated veggies sold in American food markets.

  2. Grow Your Own it's the only way.

    Kale doesn't suffer much in UK, except caterpillars - and it's usually in season before the weather gets warm enough for the pests.

    I like Spring Cabbage - the 'pillars have nowhere to hide ...



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