Seeds of hatred

By Simon Round, December 11, 2008
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An American supermarket group is in trouble after it was discovered it was stocking a virulently antisemitic packet of... sunflower seeds
The owner of the Net Cost group apologised when shoppers started complaining about a brand of seeds featuring a sinister looking, kippah-wearing Jew.

The packet bore the label “Shalom from Israel” in Russian and, on the other side, a slang phrase meaning “spit them out everywhere”, alluding to what snackers might like to do with Jews.

An abashed Edward Shnayder, owner of Net Cost, quickly withdrew the seeds from all its branches.

incidentally, the company which produces the seeds is called Kremlin Kitchen — not a name to get the digestive juices flowing.

    Last updated: 11:28am, December 11 2008