Coincidentally, as I was preparing a nice Sunday Chicken dinner and surfing the web while the food was getting ready, an article in the Globe & Mail caught my eye, which not only explains why I think eggs, chickens, butter, cheeses and foods taste better here, but even more so it shows that any food trend of significance has to be consumer driven. Not supplier based ideas of what we should eat. Especially if they are in bed with the government for market protectionism measures....
Well, what did you think why cheese is so expensive in Canada? Price fixing at it's finest.
Trying as much as I can, not to whine or compare (after all I was not very vocal about food issues while living in North America), it is hard not to grab a soap box and say what I think. Just read the article and hope that Mr. Harper is willing to change some things along the way.
Come on, quotas are very Russian in concept, not free market stimulating at all. Yes, yes, food safety is an issue they may say, but guess what, Europe has a combined population of 300 Million as well and they are just fine with much lesser hygienic food serving standards over here.
It is, as a fact, Victoria' most exciting issue when we go to markets and see how food is handled. No bleach water bucket in sight, tongues to grab a slice of cake, after they handled your money? Nah, what for? Hands are clean (enough).
North American food inspectors would have the times of their lives over here, full of glee for all the fines they could hand out. They'd need to come up with a new scale for all the demerit points for violations they have never even dreamed of back home.
Here is the article:
ROASTED FREE RANGE CHICKEN
FRESH BUTTER LETTUCE WITH TOMATOES FROM SPAIN
GF BRIOCHE BUNS, COURTESY OF VICTORIA
YES, I DRINK RED WITH CHICKEN
REALLY GOOD APPLE JUICE FOR ISABELLA