George Monbiot – Strange Fruit

George Monbiot – Strange Fruit.

George Monbiot discusses the impact of supermarket imports of fruit on its quality, variety and taste.

‘…we are assaulted with Conference pears, most of which resemble some kind of heavy ordnance, rather than any one of a hundred exquisite varieties such as the Durondeau, Belle Julie, Urbaniste, Glou Morceau, Ambrosia, Professeur du Breuil or Althorp Crasanne. It is because these pears are so delicious that they cannot be marketed. They melt in the mouth, which means they would also melt in the truck before it left the farm gate.


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