Sheep graze on tons of tomatos dumped by farmers…

Sheep graze on tons of tomatos dumped by farmers in Tymbaki, in the Cretan prefecture of Iraklion, on Thursday. Tomato producers in Crete and elsewhere have started tossing their crops – either to their livestock or into the garbage – as they find they are unable to sell them at the price they want. Tomatoes are currently being sold for as little as 50 cents a kilo on the country’s street markets. Tymbaki is the largest tomato-producing region of Crete. Virtually all tomato production is from greenhouses with open-field production becoming increasingly rare.

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