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Old 12.05.2014, 20:18
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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

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Who cares where they are from. As long as they are yummy and juicy.
That's what s/he said.

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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

I'd say that to really have fabulous tasty fruit- eat them where they grow and when they are ripe. Best mangoes I've eaten were straight from the tree, South Africa and Hawa´´. Best apricots in the Valais, best raspberries from my garden, etc If they have to be picked unripe and travel half-way across the world- I'd rather go without, personally- irrespective or whether from India, Pakistan or Timbuktu.
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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

Ive had mangoes in Pakistan in the summer and they aren't as good as the export quality ones you get in the UK or Switzerland.

Most people who come visiting say the same. A lot more money in export than selling to poor locals so the best quality fruit gets sent abroad.
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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

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As said, this is MY choice- personally- eat fruit where they grow and in season- or leave well alone.
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Old 12.05.2014, 23:07
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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

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As said, this is MY choice- personally- eat fruit where they grow and in season- or leave well alone.
I can only do that with apples, rhubarb, blackcurrants, blackberries, redcurrants, cherries, forest strawberries and mirabelles. That will just about see me through June to August, but anything else has been commercially grown and shipped away from its point of origin and to a supermarket. How far it's had to travel is immaterial, if you accept that you can't grow everything in your own garden then it's only a question of how far it's had to travel.

And I'd have to give up oranges, lemons, mangoes, pineapples, and so many other things that I'd probably end up getting scurvy through lack of Vitamin C if I took your ideas at face value.
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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

Well yes- I should add as far as possible and within reason...

that's also why I have a freezer and a drier too. Been drying loads of mushrooms lately too
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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

Finally I had Indian Mangoes. Looks like Switzerland is not bothered
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Re: EU bans Indian mangoes

Just heard on BBC News at 14:00. EU Ban on Indian Mangoes lifted.
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