I have just been to Lidl to buy flowers and was shocked to see a tray of dyed phalaenopsis plants (the dye is injected into the stem of a white phalaenopsis to turn the flowers blue, green and purple) with no indication to unwary customers that these plants are not what they appear. The advert online (above) again fails to mention that the flowers colour is fake. Why does this make me so angry? Is it the lack of respect for the natural plants? The hoodwinking of customers? The total lack of ethical trading? It is probably that I expected better of Lidl – that will teach me.
I have complained and I suggest everyone complains or how long will it be before the food is fake too? – or perhaps it is already?