Buying fresh and local is healthy.
Chinese police recently raided a criminal operation that was selling contaminated meat. With the UK still recovering from the huge scandal of the food supply being contaminated with horse meat by gangsters, there is nothing unusual these days about the unethical and sometimes criminal activities going on in the food industry, but what captured my attention about this media report was the age of the chicken legs, they were nearly fifty years old, some dated to 1967.
Meat dated 1967, how yum. In addition to the age, they added bleach and other chemicals to give this ancient meat colour and weight. This contaminated food destined for the Vietnam market could have ended up anywhere in the world, including your takeaway.
Despite all the reassurances of the experts and politicians, corruption, stupidity and laziness is everywhere, thus you follow a good strategy of questioning anything you eat. You are certain of your food if you buy local and fresh, especially anything you grow or produce yourself. The photograph on this post today is fresh off my camera of a cherry tree around the corner from me. I am stuffing my face with cherries, you cannot get more fresh and local than this with cherries straight off the tree.