To­mato vendetta

Irish Examiner - Farming - - COVER STORY -

A de­ci­sion by Naples to claim the to­mato as its own has sparked fierce de­bate with the neigh­bour­ing Puglia re­gion. Naples, cap­i­tal of the Cam­pa­nia re­gion, re­quested that Italy’s agri­cul­tural min­istry grant IGP (Pro­tected Geo­graphic In­di­ca­tion) for Neapoli­tan peeled toma­toes. Puglia ob­jected, with one politi­cian claim­ing the re­gion “is vi­tal to the south­ern to­mato in­dus­try and it’s our duty to pro­tect our pro­duc­ers’. Puglia pro­duces over seven times as much toma­toes as Cam­pa­nia, by weight.

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