With this winter's tomato crop under light down sharply due to rising (energy) costs, supermarkets are looking for an imported product to fill the shelves. After all, consumers have become accustomed to tomatoes in winter. Not everyone welcomes the arrival of imported tomatoes in winter, even if they understand why this is the case now.
On LinkedIn, under a post by Jan Prinsen of the Belgian Fresh Food Institute, a discussion on the subject unfolded, including a clear geographical indication of origin. Tomatoes imported from Morocco and Spain in winter are nothing new, several commenters stress. That it is more extreme this winter because lit and heated growing is much more difficult to calculate around than in other years, that is a fact.