Letter: Why import mushrooms?

Mushrooms on sale in the Ashington Co op came from Ireland and Poland.

For generations mushrooms have been grown commercially three miles down the road in our neighbouring village of Thakeham.

Would one of the innumerable experts I hear on Radio 4 explain how this makes sense and does this “carrying coals to Newcastle”conform to the retail industry’s strategy for reducing CO2 emission ?

Some years ago when I was cycle touring in France, local supermarkets were selling local produce.

Harry Mousdell

London Road