Virus ruins tomato crops in Morocco
Many of the families in Morocco will have to change their food habits during the present Month of Ramadan because of the local tomato crisis. According to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, a virus has recently hit and spoiled the tomato crops in Morocco.
As a result, the local tomato prices increased by nearly five folds. Thus, many of the local limited-income families are no longer able to afford this product, which constitutes a major component of a typical Moroccan meal during the Ramadan. During this month, the Moroccans consume 2,000 tons of tomatoes per day. — (Albawaba-MEBG)