Letter: In Brief

Sir: Glenys Kinnock's letter on the banana dispute (22 January) prompts me to say that there is more than one way to skin an American embargo. I have, for the past year, bought only bananas sourced from the Windward Islands and other smaller producers. If we could boycott South African produce for more than 20 years surely we, as a nation, can thwart the unloading of inferior American fruit. It was the Americans who taught us about the power of the consumer. Perhaps we should show them how well we learnt the lesson.

SANDI MENZIES-KITCHIN

Long Melford, Suffolk

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