EU bans Indian mangoes and aubergines.

The EU has placed a ban on mangoes imported from India after an infestation of fruit flies was found in a shipment of Indian mangoes last year. The ban will be effective from May 1st this year until December 2015, out of fear that the imports could harm European salad crops. The ban has sparked outrage in India and across the UK. According to the Indian newspaper The Economic Times only 6% of fruit and vegetables imported from India in 2013 were found to be contaminated by fruit flies.

Source: Civitas.

And at the Beeb also.


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