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Western Sahara’s ‘conflict tomatoes’ highlight a forgotten occupation (The Guardian)

Morocco’s control of the ‘last colony in Africa’ is at the centre of campaigners’ legal challenge to the labelling of Saharan produce and the tax breaks it receives

British consumers are also being misled: sweet mixed baby tomatoes – sold by supermarket giants Tesco and Morrisons – have been labelled as produce of Morocco when in fact they were from giant agribusinesses in the Sahara, some of them owned by the wealthy King Mohammed VI, others by powerful Moroccan conglomerates or French multinational firms. None is owned by the indigenous Saharawi people.

Read the article in full:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/04/western-sahara-conflict-tomatoes-occupation-morocco-labelling-tax


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