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

UK shops have been warned about placing daffodils (Poisonous) next to vegetables (Not poisonous) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31176748
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Old 07.02.2015, 20:27
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

About the same level of poison as in rhubarb leaves "oxalate". I do not believe there is any evidence of physical transfer of the poison " lycorine" to anything daffodils touch.
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Old 07.02.2015, 20:47
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

I suspect it's the same line of reasoning which leads them to display the bleach a long way away from the lemonade.
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

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I suspect it's the same line of reasoning which leads them to display the bleach a long way away from the lemonade.
Seems to be. Apparently some people think the stalks are green onions.
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Seems to be. Apparently some people think the stalks are green onions.
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.
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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.
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I was enjoying being outraged! You ruined it.
Sorry.

Here, have a go at this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...uldn-t-it.html
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

...and God put them all on an isle so that it was hard to escape and they could harm nobody...
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...and God put them all on an isle so that it was hard to escape and they could harm nobody...
Some plans need better thinking through...



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

Poor kids. They only wanted to prove the school wrong and find Santa!
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

It's an easy mistake to make. I did it and I'm in hospital now.

Don't worry, though. I should be out in Spring.
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

Many moons ago (back in the late sixties), I opened my big mouth in a domestic science class and mentioned that I'd read somewhere that flowers were edible.... the teacher decided to make an example of of my stupidity and forced me to eat a few daffodils from the vase on her desk to prove that they weren't.
Scientific research really meaning something in those days.

Luckily I survived, learnt from the experience, and now know that plants sold in the flower section of a supermarket are quite likely not intended for the same purpose as those in the veggie section.

Mind you, I've decided that I'm traumatised by recent developments, who should I sue; Sainsbury's?
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

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Hey, that's my grand-grand-grand mother back there!
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Old 07.02.2015, 23:49
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Hey, that's my grand-grand-grand mother back there!
Standing next to Wolli?
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Old 07.02.2015, 23:54
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Standing next to Wolli?
Yeah there is a white woman between them showing her the way, on the left side.

My grand mother had weird remedies she used on me like pine sirup (absolutely disgusting) leaves burning, etc. how to know when it will rain (very effective) and her idea to drink wd40 oil.
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

Why were my eyes drawn to the pair of blokes in the middle-rear on reading that? Surely Nil's great-great-grandmother didn't have a big white beard?!

That should have quoted Adrianlondon's remark about Wolli.
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Why were my eyes drawn to the pair of blokes in the middle-rear on reading that? Surely Nil's great-great-grandmother didn't have a big white beard?!

That should have quoted Adrianlondon's remark about Wolli.
Interesting story, actually. Mum used to tell me that our women in the family didn't have what was needed to grow a beard. It was very much distressing for a native woman back then and had to fake one to get the attention of the Europeans.

It could be that the man in the back of the picture was actually a woman. But I am pretty confident, when looking closely, that it is indeed our Wolli standing there. I can clearly see his eyes.
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Interesting story, actually. Mum used to tell me that our women in the family didn't have what was needed to grow a beard. It was very much distressing for a native woman back then and had to fake one to get the attention of the Europeans.

It could be that the man in the back of the picture was actually a woman.
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

It is all about treating the consumer as an irresponsible idiot, together with a growing lust for expensive litigation promoted by ambulance chasing lawyers. Both imports from across the Atlantic. This results in such absurdities as the labeling of coffee cups to warn that the contents my be hot etc.
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Re: What will they think of next? Daffodils too near food?

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.
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