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Old March 17, 2012, 17:27   #1
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Some places take their fruit way too seriously....
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Old March 18, 2012, 08:33   #2
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When I was In China The Fruit was Individually wrapped in expanded Foam cages.. Looked Nice!
Friends brought Fruit baskets over and My wife hands me an apple-- A red Delicious and says for you to eat--On the side the sticker said -Product of the USA!!! Go figure Must have been one of those Un -Obtainable Exotic apples ...
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Old March 18, 2012, 08:35   #3
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There is a crazy amount of man hours that go into those fruit. With the amount of work I put into my garden each green bean I produce probably costs $2 - unfortunately nobody would pay that to me.
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Old March 18, 2012, 12:05   #4
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Ya gotta remember that these are the same people who grow miniature Bonsai trees and massage cows every day to make the beef tender. It doesn't surprise me very much that they also have a thing about perfect fruit.
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Old March 18, 2012, 15:43   #5
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The average American will feel starved eating what the average Japanese eats, back in the day when going on sea trails of a Japan Built drilling vessel I learned to carry a lunch on subsequent voyages, a couple of dozen lunches in fact because all hands ate what the Japanese ate and only three times a day as long as the vessel belonged to the builders.
My first meal after my first Japanese sea trial cost my employer almost $300 dollars, Kobe steak and steamed vegetables,,, lots of them when I got ashore,,, and that was over 35 years ago.
Rice and sea food are Japanese staples and the priority of all local production in Japan where they can't grow enough food to feed them selves and must import or go banzai.
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