Garlic from China

August 25, 2009  • 

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Cooking mainly Lebanese food, as I do, I end up buying garlic on a weekly basis. I noticed that in the last few months (or was it years?) I was ┬ánot having good luck with garlic. It is more often than not old. So, I dump it and hope for better luck next time. Well, today, I scrutinized the label. Guess what? My garlic is coming all the way from China! Can someone explain this to me? Why is it that in the US, garlic is imported from …China??? I don’t mind buying all my appliances and all my clothes and all my toys and accessories and ….but garlic????

Well, this is the red line. I refuse to buy garlic from China. Period. If I can’t find a store that will carry local garlic, or even US grown garlic, then I will just have to grow my own in a pot.


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  1. Nick says:

    Hah! Your rage amuses me.

  2. Christie @ Fig & Cherry says:

    Looking forward to seeing how you go with growing garlic in a pot – I’d like to try it!

  3. Leyla says:

    Hello Joummana,
    please check this site about garlic
    http://aic.ucdavis.edu/profiles/Garlic-2006B.pdf

    • Joumana says:

      Leyla
      Thanks so much for providing this information! After reading this and the article from the LA Times, I can conclude that China has effectively won the battle and California growers are retreating and switching to other crops. Sad.

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