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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

I think we should all be questioning the mental sanity of anyone who thinks moving poison away from food, especially poison that may legitimately be mistaken for food, is in any way a bad thing.

Oh wait, it's Sbrinz...
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Old 08.02.2015, 12:32
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

They should put the stems next to the spring onions, the bulbs next to the onions and the flowers next to the courgette flowers.

The world's over-populated.
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Old 08.02.2015, 12:48
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

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If there have been cases of people being poisoned in this way, why not decrease the risk? Moving the daffodils isn't going to have any major impact on anybody's daily shop.

When they require a licence to buy flora, then people can moan.
Agreed. And it's certainly not newsworthy.

But I guess all those new agencies have lots of bandwidth to fill up every day.
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Old 08.02.2015, 13:13
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Agreed. And it's certainly not newsworthy.

But I guess all those new agencies have lots of bandwidth to fill up every day.
If I'd been choosing a 'news' story from the BBC to make a thread about yesterday I'd have chosen the one about 'poo transplants' making people obese.

Way more newsworthy than getting poisoned by daffodils.
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Old 08.02.2015, 13:24
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If I'd been choosing a 'news' story from the BBC to make a thread about yesterday I'd have chosen the one about 'poo transplants' making people obese.

Way more newsworthy than getting poisoned by daffodils.
And more interesting as well.

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Old 08.02.2015, 13:47
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If I'd been choosing a 'news' story from the BBC to make a thread about yesterday I'd have chosen the one about 'poo transplants' making people obese.

Way more newsworthy than getting poisoned by daffodils.
I already quoted that article in the ongoing "I'm too fat for Victoria Secrets" thread
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Old 08.02.2015, 14:24
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I already quoted that article in the ongoing "I'm too fat for Victoria Secrets" thread
You should have made a thread about it, it's way too entertaining to be buried amongst the cr*p on that thread.
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Old 08.02.2015, 15:03
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You should have made a thread about it, it's way too entertaining to be buried amongst the cr*p on that thread.
I see what you did there.
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Old 10.02.2015, 15:45
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

Did you read that story on the news about supermarkets having been told to remove daffodils bulbs away from vegetables so customers don't get confused with normal onions that you can eat because daffodils bulbs are toxic and make you vomit if eaten? Well it happened to me ! I accidentally ate some daffodil bulbs. When I got home I was taken seriously ill and was rushed to hospital! But don't worry everyone, the doctor said I should be out by the spring.
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Old 10.02.2015, 16:05
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Did you read that story on the news about supermarkets having been told to remove daffodils bulbs away from vegetables so customers don't get confused with normal onions that you can eat because daffodils bulbs are toxic and make you vomit if eaten? Well it happened to me ! I accidentally ate some daffodil bulbs. When I got home I was taken seriously ill and was rushed to hospital! But don't worry everyone, the doctor said I should be out by the spring.
Gosh. The same happened to me on Sunday morning.
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Old 10.02.2015, 16:20
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If you're unfamiliar with the flower, but are accustomed to eating a bulb which resembles a daffodil, it might be an easy mistake to make.

Seems like a sensible precaution to separate food and poison-that-resembles-food.
I have Dutch relatives who tell me that during the war people were so hungry that they ate tulip bulbs.

Never did them any harm.

They may contain small concentrations of nasty stuff, but so does in fact a lot of food that we treat as delicacies..
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Old 10.02.2015, 16:20
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

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Gosh. The same happened to me on Sunday morning.
And the same thing happened to someone who commented on the BBC article itself, before you.

This illness seems to be spread quite easily via ctrl-C/V.
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Old 10.02.2015, 16:23
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Some plans need better thinking through...




Here Mr Indian, have a daffodil cake.

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Old 10.02.2015, 16:26
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

Must admit, initial reaction is 'elf and safety gone mad' - it would be difficult to imagine any European mistaking daffodils for spring onions- but having said that- people from another culture may well make the mistake, especially as they are now sold in bunches with very tight buds- which will only open up when you get them home, and after a few days.

But surely, the smell when you cut them up would soon tell anyone something is not quite right- daffodil stems have no smell at all, whereas spring onions are pretty pungent. Still- better be safe than sorry perhaps.

People have been poisoned in the past mistaking leaves of lilly of the valley for wild garlic- but again, smell would be pretty indicative.
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Old 10.02.2015, 16:29
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People have been poisoned in the past mistaking leaves of lilly of the valley for wild garlic- but again, smell would be pretty indicative.
Reminds me of a British family on camping holidy in France. They send the eldest boy off to the supermarket to do some shopping, telling him "mind the budget, get the cheapest of everything". He knew that wine was vin and noticed the wine called vinaigre was cheaper than the other wines. Nobody noticed until dinner was served.
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Old 10.02.2015, 18:28
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And the same thing happened to someone who commented on the BBC article itself, before you.

This illness seems to be spread quite easily via ctrl-C/V.
Hey! I did not steal it from the BBC article!!







I stole it from Facebook
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Old 10.02.2015, 19:13
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Did you read that story on the news about supermarkets having been told to remove daffodils bulbs away from vegetables so customers don't get confused with normal onions that you can eat because daffodils bulbs are toxic and make you vomit if eaten? Well it happened to me ! I accidentally ate some daffodil bulbs. When I got home I was taken seriously ill and was rushed to hospital! But don't worry everyone, the doctor said I should be out by the spring.
I am sure you will look lovely
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