HellO, WOrld!

 

Ovidiu Muresanu Bio

Ovidiu Muresanu Bio

Ovidiu Muresanu Bio

Ovidiu Muresanu Bio

Ovidiu Muresanu Bio

Ovidiu Muresanu Bio

Yesterday I was at the supermarket to buy me something to eat. Yes, I do that quite often, even if in my fridge you can only find yogurt and many bottles of wine. And as autumn makes me craving fruits, I wanted to buy me some grapes and peaches. I hoped to find some fruits made in Romania, but all the fruits came from Greece, Turkey, Ecuador or Spain. Even the apples were from Austria. But why? We have so many livezi! Hmmm, I thought. What happens with fruits made in Romania? Why are not found in stores? I researched and found: 80% of them are sent abroad. And from the remaining 20% ​​very few arrive in our stores. So I’ve got home some pretty dry and tasteless peaches and sour grapes.

I remember one of the surprises that I had in Australia. In all their stores, they have large districts dedicated to “Made in Australia” products. And everyone buy locally made vegetables and fruits. Although often they were more expensive than those made in South America or Asia. So I’ve asked my friends why do Australians prefer to pay more? And they said they prefer to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Organic and bio. And so they support the Australian economy.

The consumption of bio products in Romania reaches less than 0.5 percent of total food sales, according to a study by Republica BIO. By comparison, Austria or Germany reach around seven to eight percent in bio products sales, influenced by numerous studies that confirm major endocrine and neuronal dysfunctions in children caused by pesticides, fertilizers and genetically modified organisms, the study says. In France there are more then 18,000 organic operators certified annually.  We have a total of 30.000 organic farms in Romania. And most of them are exporting their products abroad. What can we do to eat fresh fruits and vegetables? We can go to the local markets, of course. Or visit our grandparents or relatives who still live in the country side. I still remember the feelings that I had when I was spending my holidays  in my grandparents  sour cherry trees, or in the  apple trees, eating all day the most delicios fruits on Earth. Or the grapes, OMG, they were divine! They taste like real fruits, not like the ones that we can find in the markets today. But that was in the last Millenium, OMG!

I think I should go in “practica agricola”for a few days.

When was the las time when you eat a fruit picket up by you from a tree?

LOve,

O.

The Project Friday is in LOVE with O. it’s realized with the special support of Molecule F, and it’s a tribute to Romanian designers.

Photography: Sebastian Florea
Hair Style: Robert Both Studio
Outfit: Murmur Tshirt and Le Petit Indigent trousers available on Molecule F, Birkenstock shoes, Too Late Watch, Polaroid Sunglasses, Pam Pam bag.

 

HellO, WOrld!

 

Ieri am iesit sa-mi cumpar cate ceva de mancare. Da, mi se intampla destul de des asta, desi in frigiderul meu o sa gasiti cel mult iaurt si multe sticle cu vin. Insa cum a venit toamna si e perioada recoltelor, mi s-a facut teribil de pofta de niste fructe. Speram sa gasesc unele romanesti, insa tot ce aveau in supermarket provenea din Grecia, Turcia, Spania sau Ecuador. Pana si merele erau din Austria! Mai sa fie, mi-am zis, stiam ca avem o multime de livezi in Romania, ce se intampla cu fructele de aici? De ce nu ajung in magazine? Ei bine, am cercetat si am aflat ca peste 80% din fructe merg la export. Iar din restul de 20%, foarte putine sfarsesc in magazine.

Si atunci mi-am amintit de o surpriza destul de mare pe care am avut-o in Australia. In toate magazinele lor, dar mai ales in cele alimentare, exista raioane uriase dedicate produselor “Made in Australia”. Iar majoritatea australienilor cumpara de la aceste raioane, chiar daca de multe ori se intampla sa fie mai scumpe decat cele produse in Asia sau in America de Sud. I-am intrebat pe prietenii mei australieni de ce prefera sa plateasca mai mult si mi-au raspuns: pentru ca vrem sa mancam fructe si legume proaspete, nu aduse cu vaporul de nu stiu unde. Si atunci mananca organic, bio si mai scump. Dar asa ajuta si economia Australiei. Mi s-a parut un exemplu foarte bun de patriotism, nu unul lozincard, cum auzim de multe ori pe malurile Dambovitei.

Anyway, consumul de alimente organice si bio din Romania este sub 0,5% din piata totala de alimente, conorm unui studiu publicat de Republica Bio. Asta in timp ce in Germania sau Austria procentul este de peste 7% si e in crestere. In Franta se inregistreaza anual 18.000 de fermieri certificati organic. In Romania avem in total mai putin de 30.000. Iar majoritatea fructelor si legumelor produse de ei merge la export. Asa ca noua ce ne ramane de facut? Putem merge la piata si sa speram ca pepenele pe care il cumparam este chiar de Dabuleni si nu e adus din Turcia, sau sa ne vizitam bunicii sau rudele ce inca locuiesc la tara si sa dam iama in gradina sau livada lor. Imi amintesc cum imi petreceam vacantele de vara in livada bunicilor, trecand din visin in par si invers, indopandu-ma cu cele mai delicioase fructe ever. Ca sa nu mai spun de struguri, care aveau un gust divin!! Aveau gust de fructe adevarate, nu ca cele pe care le gasim de cele mai multe ori in magazine. Off, dar asta se intampla in Mileniul trecut!

Hmm, cred ca ar trebui sa merg in”Practica agricola”. Macar o saptamana. Ar fi ca un sejur de detoxifiere, cred ca asa s-ar numi acum, nu?

Tu cand ai mancat ultima oara un fruct cules cu mana ta dintr-un pom?

 

LOve,

O.