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Author Topic: Tell me why....  (Read 1330 times)

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Offline Robert

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Tell me why....
« on: August 04, 2006, 11:12:53 AM »
... I would pay $1.90/lb for Australian oranges when I can go to the back of the produce section and pay .50/lb for California oranges?

And why does my store sell only tomatoes from Mexico when the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys are full of tomatoes?

robt

(who grows his own tomatoes and next year will have his own oranges to harvest as well)
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Offline Moffie65

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Re: Tell me why....
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 11:14:58 AM »
PROFIT, GREED, AND AVARICE!!
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Tell me why....
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 11:15:46 AM »
Dunno Robert, but maybe you should pull a page out of LWoods book and switch stickers ???

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Tell me why....
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 11:19:59 AM »
Because Californian oranges suck my saggy white tits, that's why! ;D

Seriously, we're paying $14 a kilo (pounds be fucked) for bananas here because of a cyclone some months back.

MtD

Offline Robert

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Re: Tell me why....
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 01:04:33 PM »
Matty:

$14.00/Kilo for bananans?  Wow.  That's like $7.00/pound ($5.00USD).

I go to Food Club for my banannas.  They're .39/pound--.20 cheaper than Safeway.

robert
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Offline frenchpat

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Re: Tell me why....
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2006, 01:40:47 PM »
Doesn't it all come down to how exploited the people who pick them up are? Wether they are mexicans in the us, maroccans in spain, they are all treated badly as far as I know. ( search for El Egido riots...)
If they all left, your oranges price would probably treble.
Then there is the problem of (mostly) westerners wanting some fruits all year round, which leads to stupid stuff such as the strawberries being sold around christmas time in europe... and they are certainly not as good as the ones we pick up at the right season...

aaahhh globalization...

Pat
People have the power - Patti Smith

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Tell me why....
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 03:40:29 AM »
Give me Florida oranges anyday...and tomatoes?  Well we grow the best vegges in the world here in deep south........  I kid you not.  I don't much like Australians wines either.  But what do I know... I'm only a YANK!
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