When I was a child in the 50'th we were told to buy Israeli products beacouse we have to support our young industry in the young country. (I was born with the isreali state so we are getting old together). Now when I visit our small supermarket near my house I see that the green apples are from South Tirol, the red are from the Usa and the dark green are from Argentina. not long ago the valley near us was an apple orchard. but no more.( I went yo buy apples beacouse I wanted to make red cabbage like Weaver, that how strong I am influenced by reading blogs).