2009年12月31日星期四

豬流感戰士: 中國大蒜價錢狂升

中國宣布大蒜為2009年的'豬流感戰士'
China Proclaims Garlic 'The Swine Flu Fighter' Of 2009
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December
2009 01:13 Thursday, 31 December 2009 00:53

豬流感恐懼中國大蒜價錢狂升
Garlic prices soar in China amid flu fears
By Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY


BEIJING-- Garlic prices have jumped so high in China that the crop has outperformed gold and stocks to be the country's best performing asset this year. As H1N1 swine flu continues to worry China's leaders — who are rolling out a nationwide vaccine program — its people seek a more traditional remedy. Just as some Chinese turned to turnips to prevent the SARS virus in 2003, garlic has emerged as a swine flu fighter in 2009. "Garlic kills bacteria, and I eat at least half a bulb each day," says Liu, 43, whose prices have leapt from just five cents per pound in February to almost 55 cents today. The soaring costs still raise eyebrows on China's streets. "How can it be this expensive?" asks Zhao Wenjing, a Beijing nurse buying garlic Monday. "I haven't cooked for a long time, but I heard some doctors said it could prevent H1N1, so I came to buy some, although I don't actually like the smell," says Zhao, 26. Read full story

Source link:
http://www.usatoday.com/NEWS/usaedition/2009-12-31-garliccraze31_ST_U.htm?csp=34

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