sea water?

You're not going to believe this.

I copied this from an item from the New York Times, a report by Florence Fabricant (is she real or is she fabricated?).

"THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET'S SECRET INGREDIENT: Purified seawater from Spain is sold in pouches to use, diluted somewhat for cooking...potatoes and pasta cooked in it were delicious. Mediterranean Seawater, @$9.99 for 1.5 liters; $49.99 for 10 liters,  from Kaluystan's, 123 Lexington Avenue."

It's bad enough we have to buy drinking water, but now - sea water??? It’s too bizarre. There are no words adequate to express my dismay. Pure drinking water is at a premium in many parts of the world and we, who live in a country full of pure water, have to buy it, or choose to buy it, but sea water?

I keep wanting to say, “Wake me when it’s over,” but it’s not going to be over, not for a while. Oh my.

"Thousands have lived without love, but not one without water." W.H. Auden