Brits choosing food over flowers for the first time since WWII

11 Aug

There are times when I really think that this whole wisdom of crowds thing is for real.  This is one of those examples.  Given the problems we are already seeing with the rise in fuel and the resulting rise in food prices it is refreshing to see people reacting in, dare I say, an organic way:

There has been a remarkable jump in the past year Atlee-Burpee Seeds, our largest seller, reports a doubling of vegetable seed sales in 2008 over 2007. In London it is reported that vegetable seed sales have surpassed flowers for the first time since WW II. Organic Gardening Magazine repots that for the first time in a generation we are growing more vegetables than flowers. A similar finding has been reported in the United Kingdom. Mother Earth Gardens in Minneapolis reports sales of three times as many fruit trees as ever in their history.

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