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    Default Perhaps we should go back to the old varieties . . .

    . . . of brassicas. This article in today's Times is about how vegetables have been bred for sweetness and lost a lot of their distinctive flavours.
    Gilli - DLTBGYD but more importantly KCHO

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    Not just brassicas... tomatoes and fruits are my biggest bugbear. All sugar, no acidity and complete lack of flavour in modern varieties.

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    Absolutely agree I find many veggies taste sweet now.
    One is too many a thousand not enough.

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    I grow mostly Heritage varieties for just this reason.
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    When we visited a zoo recently, the keeper there was feeding the primates and we got into a discussion about fruit and sugar. He told us that they really struggle to feed them commercially grown fruit as it's been adapted to make it extra sweet, which is what Joe Public wants and expects, but the primates were displaying all sorts of ADHT type behaviour. It took the zoo quite a while to find out the cause, but changing their diet made a big difference, much more so than providing additional "play" tools.

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    Interesting Perry that the imprisoned primates seem to have so much more innate common sense than their human cousins.
    Gilli - DLTBGYD but more importantly KCHO

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    I don't think they had more sense Gilli; I read it that modern fruit just created autism spectrum behaviours until their diet was changed by their keepers.
    One is too many a thousand not enough.

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