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The Blight of Allotments
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michael


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16-10-2012 12:48 PM

Allotment owners damaging depleted potato crops
Those smug self-righteous people who spend all their spare time on public land growing vegetables for their own private consumption are now to blame for the worst potato harvest in the British Isles for 250 years. At least that is what the papers reported this morning.

But I can't help thinking...
"...it would be preferable if people bought healthy, well-produced potatoes from their retailer, rather than grow their own", says the spokesman for the Potato Council, an organisation "committed to supporting the British potato industry". So preferable for whom; for retailers, for consumers who will have to pay more, or for potato farmers?

(The Potato Council website shows no outbreaks of blight in most of London and North-East Kent.)

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The Blight of Allotments - michael - 16-10-2012 12:48 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - brian - 16-10-2012, 01:35 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Tim Lund - 16-10-2012, 04:41 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Perryman - 16-10-2012, 04:45 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - michael - 16-10-2012, 07:10 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Tim Lund - 16-10-2012, 08:14 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - jgdoherty - 17-10-2012, 07:00 AM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - steveb - 17-10-2012, 09:50 AM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Tim Lund - 17-10-2012, 12:23 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - michael - 17-10-2012, 01:13 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Tim Lund - 17-10-2012, 03:06 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - michael - 17-10-2012, 03:54 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Erekose - 17-10-2012, 04:17 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Tim Lund - 17-10-2012, 06:29 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Tim Lund - 17-10-2012, 06:33 PM
RE: The Blight of Allotments - Tim Lund - 17-10-2012, 08:21 PM