Thursday 25 February 2016 9.53pm
I know that it is not a traditional concern here in the UK, but increasingly people want to know what they are eating, and were it comes from.
The law is here to protect the consumer, whether they appreciate the protection or not.
Coconuts have been mentioned in the opening post. Ok, we can all probably agree that they weren't grown in Kent, but are they from the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean or South East Asia? Are we so unsophisticated that we can't tell the difference from one coconut to another?
If we were to apply the same principle to tomatoes, how would I be able to find the proper Italian San Marzano
's needed to make a decent plate of pasta?
Same goes for fruit: if I want to buy premium blood red oranges from Sicily
, I don't want to be served a Libyan knock-off...
charges a lot for the products it sells, and this is due to an expectation of quality and authenticity: I imagine most other traders there agree with this prosecution.