Last week i went to the downtown amman souq to go grocery shopping. i wanted some fresh fruits and vegetables and i loathe supermarkets. i thought that i mind find the market to be free of foreign goods, but i was wrong. and worse: much of the foreign imports were unmarked. i did find a few products to have stickers–such as watermelon from syria, bananas from saudi arabia, and apples from the united states (photos below). but buying local proved to be very difficult. even one of the main products of jordan–olive oil–was no where to be found. but i did find regional olive oil from syria, so that was fine with me. apparently, friends who are in the know tell me that big jordanian olive oil producers seeking to get rich are exporting their olive oil to the u.s. and the zionist entity in lieu of leaving enough around for local consumption.
Read more here: http://bodyontheline.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/on-labeling-food/
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Labeled food in Jordan
The Jordanian government approved the labeling of food imported from Israel in order to allow people to make their own choices. How grand. My dear friend Marcy who doesn't joke with these things has an excellnt post about it: