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(The Citizen)   Sweden's strawberry scandal. Sweet. Delicious. And, efficient   (thelocal.se) divider line 37
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2012-06-22 06:41:14 AM
Sappy tag? Are they making maple syrup out of strawberries now?
 
2012-06-22 06:48:37 AM
I'm sure glad Bergman never lived to see this.
 
2012-06-22 07:00:12 AM
Well, if they are repackaged in Sweden, then they are Swedish. Probably legally too. Not different than my PC which is a German product because some assembly took part here.
 
2012-06-22 07:00:17 AM
Not surprising. Summer brings out the scam artists here.
 
2012-06-22 07:07:42 AM
How seedy!
 
2012-06-22 07:09:12 AM
something something Swedish strawberry blondes something

/need more coffee
//drtfa
 
2012-06-22 07:14:12 AM

lucksi: Well, if they are repackaged in Sweden, then they are Swedish.


No. Swedes are pretty territorial about their strawberries.
 
2012-06-22 07:17:15 AM
If local strawberry farmers weren't charging such high prices for their strawberries, importers wouldn't stand a chance.

This isn't about foreign berries being passed off as local. It's about foreign goods taking marketshare from local producers. It always is.
 
2012-06-22 07:29:14 AM
espn.go.com
 
2012-06-22 07:33:51 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-22 07:48:35 AM
The plan almost worked, but there were a few loose pieces left over.
 
2012-06-22 07:51:21 AM
I remember when Strawberry was only the neighborhood ho.
 
2012-06-22 07:51:45 AM
Were nobody bitten by a møøse?
 
2012-06-22 07:58:30 AM
what a Strawberry may look like:
cache.deadspin.com

hotlink
 
2012-06-22 07:59:33 AM
img823.imageshack.us

I never knew he was Swedish.
 
2012-06-22 08:04:41 AM
What's the fuzz with smultron?
 
2012-06-22 08:17:26 AM
According to the paper, it costs the typical berry-grower 11 kronor ($1.60) to produce one tub of strawberries - whereas foreign berries are being sold with a "grown in Sweden" label for just eight kronor.

I wonder what they are selling for. That narrow difference in purchase cost has to be weighed with transport and increased wastage.
 
2012-06-22 08:19:16 AM
Given that the strawberries are grown in Skåne/Blekinge/Hlland, the areas they took forcefully and ruthlessly from Denmark, they should probably just call them Danish strawberries...
 
2012-06-22 08:19:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If local strawberry farmers weren't charging such high prices for their strawberries, importers wouldn't stand a chance.

This isn't about foreign berries being passed off as local. It's about foreign goods taking marketshare from local producers. It always is.


If that were true, the the foreigners wouldn't need to commit fraud and mislabel their strawberries.

I mean, yeah, it's about Buy Local. But the customers seem to be happy to pay more for locally grown produce, if given accurate labeling.
 
2012-06-22 08:25:29 AM


While Ibron laments that the pirate packagers will most likely never be caught due to the lengthy analysis time of three weeks, he is hopeful that one particular lead in southern Sweden may prove fruitful.

"We have one seller's identity so we can trace them if there's a good enough reason for it," he told the paper.


Is this the equivalent of "we know the identity of the getaway driver and we're tracking him now" in order to get some idiot to turn himself in in hopes it will lead to the real perpetrators?
 
2012-06-22 08:39:40 AM
History repeats itself for those who've forgotten Romania's Raspberry Ruckus.
 
2012-06-22 09:05:19 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If local strawberry farmers weren't charging such high prices for their strawberries, importers wouldn't stand a chance.

This isn't about foreign berries being passed off as local. It's about foreign goods taking marketshare from local producers. It always is.


There is much you don't know about Swedish preference for homegrown strawberries. Sometimes tradition is a market force.
 
2012-06-22 09:25:30 AM
I only got as far as the "Swedish bikini models in steamy support video" link.

I'll read about the strawberries later.
 
2012-06-22 09:26:19 AM
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Elsa Billgren, my favorite Swedish Strawberry.

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2012-06-22 09:31:30 AM

FirstDennis: .
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Elsa Billgren, my favorite Swedish Strawberry.


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now this is what my caffein deprived brain was trying to go for.

Swedish strawberry blondes in skimpy atire thread.

Get busy people.
 
2012-06-22 09:33:25 AM
ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-06-22 09:49:46 AM
This article, Swedish bikini models in steamy support video , was much more interesting
 
2012-06-22 10:05:00 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-22 10:42:20 AM

lucksi: Well, if they are repackaged in Sweden, then they are Swedish. Probably legally too. Not different than my PC which is a German product because some assembly took part here.


No they're not. Both in Sweden and in the rest of the EU it's not legal to lie about the country or ara of origen.

It's an American thing to be allowed to label anything as being from anywhere.
 
2012-06-22 10:52:21 AM

whitey_d: This article, Swedish bikini models in steamy support video , was much more interesting


This
 
2012-06-22 11:09:16 AM

whitey_d: This article, Swedish bikini models in steamy support video , was much more interesting


its stuck in my head now.... we'll be liiiiiiving in their mammaries, liiiiving in their mammaries...
 
2012-06-22 11:23:07 AM

stampylives: whitey_d: This article, Swedish bikini models in steamy support video , was much more interesting

its stuck in my head now.... we'll be liiiiiiving in their mammaries, liiiiving in their mammaries...


I had it on mute The slow motion running was hypnotic...
 
2012-06-22 01:10:49 PM
"We have taken a few samples and they're on the way to Germany for analysis"

Swedish strawberry analysis is also under threat.
 
2012-06-22 01:39:31 PM
$1.60 for strawberries? Are they selling them by the quarter pint? At that price for a pint, I won't care where they come from. That's a good seasonal price. We often pay $2 to $5 for a pint box of U.S. strawberries imported several thousand miles from California, America's fruit and vegetable basket. In Europe you can eat strawberries year-round thanks to variable growing seasons in places from South Africa and Israel to Sweden. They sure pack a lot of geography into a small space in Europe. Canada has, as the Englishman observed, too much of everything.
 
2012-06-22 03:17:10 PM

brantgoose: In Europe you can eat strawberries year-round thanks to variable growing seasons in places from South Africa and Israel to Sweden.


Too bad that most of the strawberries you buy here nowadays have little to no taste.
 
2012-06-22 03:26:32 PM

brantgoose: $1.60 for strawberries? Are they selling them by the quarter pint? At that price for a pint, I won't care where they come from. That's a good seasonal price. We often pay $2 to $5 for a pint box of U.S. strawberries imported several thousand miles from California, America's fruit and vegetable basket. In Europe you can eat strawberries year-round thanks to variable growing seasons in places from South Africa and Israel to Sweden. They sure pack a lot of geography into a small space in Europe. Canada has, as the Englishman observed, too much of everything.


That is the cost to produce, and put them in the small tub. They tend to sell for 35:- which is about 5 bucks. Plus, the fact they are from Sweden is a big national thing, and the growing season for them here is pretty dang short.
 
2012-06-22 04:27:50 PM
Honestly, I'd love to live in a place where something like this was honestly considered a news worthy level of corruption.
 
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