Yellow is the color of my true love’s hair …

… so sang Donovan way back in 1965 when fields of yellow rapeseed was almost unheard of in the UK. In 2012 the UK produced 2.6m tonnes of the seeds; worldwide production has increased over 12 fold in the same period. Its seeds are used extensively in animal feed, vegetable oil and bio-diesel.

I wonder if Donovan wrote the song today would he use the same lyrics. Especially with Roseberry Topping as a backdrop.

The photo was taken here.


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