Coronavirus: Belgians urged to eat more chips by lockdown-hit potato growers - BBC News

in DLIKE2 years ago

STEEM POSTS

Belgians are well known for loving chips (frites), often with a big dollop of mayonnaise, but hard-up farmers now want them to eat chips twice a week.

Romain Cools of the potato growers' union Belgapom presented it as a matter of survival, as a major export sector fears ruin in the coronavirus crisis.

About 750,000 tonnes of potatoes are piled up in Belgian warehouses, as the lockdown has sent orders plummeting.

"Let's all eat chips twice a week, instead of just once," Mr Cools urged.

Since mid-March, restaurants in Belgium and many other markets for potato growers have closed. The cancellation of Belgium's many spring and summer festivals has added to their woes.


Shared On DLIKE

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.49
TRX 0.09
JST 0.064
BTC 50687.38
ETH 4345.61
BNB 590.79
SBD 6.17