Egyptian Chronicles: Tomatoes Are Really Flying Over the Cuckoo’s Nest !!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tomatoes Are Really Flying Over the Cuckoo’s Nest !!

In the past Tomatoes sellers were used to chant “ You crazy tomatoes” when the tomatoes’ price soared and hits the ceiling , it was when its outrageous price was LE 2 per kilo in the old good days

The food prices are hiking , really  are soaring to crazy level when tomatoes’ price reaches to 9 LE per kilo and the white beans’ price reaches to 25 LE per kilo !!1

This is just plain madness , what shall the people eat !!??? Is not enough the loaf of bread which they are killing each other for in queues !!? 

Anyhow I believe what we are witnessing currently is a set of regime sponsored crises like the bread crisis , the Camilla Shehata crisis , the educational books crisis and the current tomatoes crisis in order to make the people busy before the elections’ time whether the parliamentary or the presidential.

The crises game is from the old tricks in the Egyptian regime book , it was widely used during the Nasserite and it is being used again by the Mubarak regime yet unfortunately our people are not paying attention.

P.S Mubarak discussed the tomatoes’ prices with a group of intellectuals today in the presidential palace , this is not a joke !!

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  1. Hi Z,

    9 LE per kilo is 0.72 per pound in US dollars. I don't know what you're complaining about. At Amazon Fresh, for example (where I often shop) fresh tomatoes are priced as follows today: Roma 2.39; On-the-Vine 3.26; Organic 5.89. Considering the high price for pesticide-free produce, you should perhaps reconsider your earlier anti-pesticide post.


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