After Xinjiang cotton, Xinjiang tomatoes have been spotted by some people. According to the satellite news agency citing the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan’s major tomato paste producer Kagome has stopped importing tomatoes from Xinjiang, China. According to the response of a representative of Kagome, the so-called “human rights issue” was a factor in his decision.
According to reports, last year, Kagome stopped importing Xinjiang-grown tomatoes for some of its sauce products. The imported Xinjiang tomatoes will be used up before the end of this year.
According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, China was the world’s largest tomato producer in 2019, with an output of 62.76 million tons, accounting for about 35% of global production. Especially in Xinjiang, due to the abundant sunshine in summer and the large temperature difference between day and night, it is an ideal choice for planting tomatoes.
Earlier this year, the United States used the so-called “human rights issues” as an excuse to ban the import of cotton and tomatoes from Xinjiang, China, and all products made from these raw materials. Since then, it has continued to hype the so-called “forced labor” issue. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian once responded that the so-called “forced labor” issue in Xinjiang, China is entirely a “century lie” fabricated out of thin air by the United States and other Western countries. On the contrary, it is the United States’ own forced labor issue that has appeared in newspapers from time to time, and it is difficult to protect the people. Basic safety and health rights.
Its tomato base in Fukushima damaged it a long time ago. Originally, specialty tomatoes were used to make vegetable juices and were also sold in supermarkets. However, the 311 earthquake came and the nuclear leak occurred. Now, Fukushima has to discharge nuclear contaminated water into the sea. But Gome almost couldn’t lick her wounds herself. Obviously he was reluctant to buy Xinjiang tomatoes at the cost, but he wanted to stick “gold” on his face, calling attention to human rights issues. Pointing to a large number of tomatoes grown in Fukushima, sold to the nationals of the country. But, who will buy it! Are there any keyboard guys on Yahoo Japan who are hard to say whether they have a formal job or not? Japanese ordinary supermarkets are blatantly discriminating against “Fukushima products”, and good looks can only be sold at low prices. But unless the wallet is too deflated, who is desperate for cheap? Tomatoes from Fukushima produced by Kagome are well packed and cost 298 yen per box. It is said to have a high content of tomatine in this variety. Tomatoes from Tochigi are packaged in appearance similar to those in Fukushima and cost 480 yen per box. Tomatoes from Kumamoto are packaged in ordinary quality and cost 398 yen per box. That’s it, KAGOME is still worrying about Xinjiang. First, worry about your own tomatoes. What will happen in the future?