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WHAT?B&B pickles and 'cornichions' from India ?

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IN A PICKLE
Of late I've been noticing that more and more of my bread & butter pickles and 'cornichions' are coming from offshore. What is that about? What have other Chowhounds experienced?.
Are there the same controls over the growing conditions (ie; pesticides used etc.),healthy packaging plant monitoring and so on as in North America?

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  1. I recently heard this story on NPR about French cornichon farmers having to compete with Indian imports.

    http://marketplace.publicradio.org/di...

    It doesn't answer most of your questions, but I thought I'd point out that other people have also noticed this trend.

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    1. re: buckeye.mary

      RADIO DRAMA
      Thanks for the link buckeye mary. I love public broadcasting as much as cornichions with my shepherd's pie.
      george shepherd