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Seriously, what sort of fukwit goes around sticking needles in fruit ?

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And it's not just one!  They're looking into a copycat now as well!

There are ****s everywhere in this world!

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I grabbed some for $1 a punnet last week. 

At that price I’ll risk getting a prick in my mouth. :lol: 

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31 minutes ago, roxii said:

I grabbed some for $1 a punnet last week. 

At that price I’ll risk getting a prick in my mouth. :lol: 

Many pay more for exactly that!

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12 hours ago, roxii said:

I grabbed some for $1 a punnet last week. 

At that price I’ll risk getting a prick in my mouth. :lol: 

Oh dear. I can see this thread shifting early

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Coles marketers must be kicking themselves for using the strawberry for their latest 'Just add one" ad campaign at the moment

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They are talking about demand so low at the moment, 90% of strawberries are being dumped or not picked.

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On 16/09/2018 at 6:49 AM, Ex-Hasbeen said:

They are talking about demand so low at the moment, 90% of strawberries are being dumped or not picked.

This is such bullsh1t.

What wankers copy cat this?

there are some real farktards in our society 

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Strawberry's are a daily item in my kids school lunchboxes - they love them, and although i think we will be OK up here in the Pilbara, i still chopped them up into quarters last night for the kiddos.  

What knob would do such a thing and stick needles in them.  i hope they are caught asap.

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I'm glad I'm growing my own. It really is sick, as these are definitely a favourites for kids, so they'd have to know who they were endangering.

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And now there will be folks adding their own needles, and putting it on SM as a victim.

 

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11 minutes ago, Turts said:

And now there will be folks adding their own needles, and putting it on SM as a victim.

 

Like this?

 

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I heard an interesting conspiracy theory from a green grocer today. He says this started as a ploy from within the industry. A lot of farms are still picking & selling as many strawberries as they normally do, and getting as much if not more than they get from the big buyers. They'll be back on the market soon, and will be attracting record prices due to the shortage brought about buy the dumping we all saw on the news.

I can at least attest to the selling. My community FB group has 3 different farms advertising their wares at between $2/kg & $3/kg, and 1 is even limiting what you can buy because their pickers couldn't keep up with the demand over the last 2 days.

Edit to add: A little bit of google showed a few articles from August that showed farmers in SEQ  dumping tonnes of strawberries due to the glut of fruit, and the major buyers not accepting anything but the top quality. Seems this way they may get compensated in part for their losses.

 

I'll put my alfoil hat back on now.

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My psych profile has put this down to the work of a Baby Boomer, no way in hell willl a Gen Y know what a sewing needle is

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What we are wondering is they have only been found in fruit? How about doing the kids a favour and putting a few in brussel sprouts! :sick:

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My wife has taken to preparing Strawberries for my breakfast, should i be worried?

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I had a large punnet of strawberries & a tub of dollop cream for breakfast. No needles.

Lovin' it.

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I did see a clever tweet about how we can reduce the price of avos. 

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None to be seen in Woolies tonight - I'm guessing they've quietly removed them.

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I bought a punnet in my woolies tonight for $1.60, they were yummy too 

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A dude (or dud) has been charged with false reporting....

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A current theory about the owner of Donnybrook. 

A drug kingpin. Recently invested 6 mil. 

Theory goes self sabotage and he can wait it out. 

From Mildura........

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/national/drug-trafficker-owns-operation-at-centre-of-strawberry-scandal-20180921-p505b8.html

 

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Back in stock at Woolies tonight - $2. Got a couple to help the growers - very nice.

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7 minutes ago, Turts said:

A current theory about the owner of Donnybrook. 

A drug kingpin. Recently invested 6 mil. 

Theory goes self sabotage and he can wait it out. 

From Mildura........

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/national/drug-trafficker-owns-operation-at-centre-of-strawberry-scandal-20180921-p505b8.html

 

You think he would want to draw the attention on himself?  

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They are now selling them from the farms at $10 a tray, pick your own. So they are doing away with labour costs, and selling them for what they would have got from Woolies or Coles. Good business at the moment.

The small guys are suffering, but these big farms are doing better than they would have without the needles.

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Apparently the buy a bale program has been affected as well

Somebody found a needle in a haystack...

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