Virus ruins tomato crops in Morocco

Published December 10th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

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)


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