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STRAWBERRIES: A SWEET SMELL OF BUSINESS
  • 52'
  • Author : Ghislaine Buffard
  • 15-06-2014
  • Master : 2353

STRAWBERRIES: A SWEET SMELL OF BUSINESS | Doc du dimanche | France 5

The garden strawberry of yore, heart-shaped, fleshy and tasty, is redolent of paradise lost. But where did it go? Did it disappear with the Christmas strawberries, those champions of wasted energy, or did it lose its way in the hot houses with no soil, where the plants are never in contact with the earth and where pesticides are used like medication? The majority of strawberries that we eat today come from Andalusia, a region that is a magnet for the Spanish unemployed and migrants from poor countries. A few organic purists are trying to withstand agribusiness: as in the Périgord where strawberries are grown without pesticides and the natural balance is respected.