Jan 5

Trans-national

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Check out this lime juice I bought. I bought it years ago but held on to the label, intending to blog my astonishment.

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It’s named after an area of Italy, but the limes were grown in Peru, bottled in Switzerland, imported via New Jersey and consumed in Arizona. I’m a little envious of these well-traveled limes. They’ve had an impressive journey!

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To this I have to say: Really? I live hours from some of the best Citrus farms, and this is the best way to get something as simple as lime juice?! I just went shopping again and bought some slightly more local Mexican limes, which still had an impressive journey, but at least they didn’t cross the Atlantic twice (and I suspect a little of the Pacific as well, ’til the Panama canal).

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