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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Buffalo Mozzarella crisis

    Due to the Icelandic shutdown of northern European air traffic, the
    Campanians are unable to offload all of their buffalo mozzarella
    and some of it may get thrown out:

    "Producers of Italy's milky white, prized buffalo
    mozzarella, which is highly perishable, pondered their
    options."

    "In the next couple of days we have to decide," said
    Vito Amendolara, head of the farmers lobby Coldiretti's
    office in Campania, the region around Naples famed
    for the cheese. "We cannot sell buffalo milk as it
    is, because it is too fatty and is meant solely for
    production of mozzarella. We will either have to throw
    away the milk or find alternative markets" by heavily
    promoting it locally."

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...YDBfQD9F50PS03

    This seems a bit odd to me; Naples is not in the ash zone,
    and United's daily nonstop from Rome to Dulles flew on time today.
    Perhaps only really high value freight, like pharmaceuticals,
    is able to get on the flights that are left.

    Steve

  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Buffalo Mozzarella crisis

    On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 20:59:11 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:

    > This seems a bit odd to me; Naples is not in the ash zone,
    > and United's daily nonstop from Rome to Dulles flew on time today.
    > Perhaps only really high value freight, like pharmaceuticals,
    > is able to get on the flights that are left.


    Do transatlantic passenger flights really carry that much cargo? I
    imagine foodstuffs are probably reserved for dedicated cargo
    freights.

    And was there a volcano somewhere? <shrug>.

    -sw

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