Letter: A master race of vegetables

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Sir: The BBC2 programme Modern Times, on 26 February, showed a Tesco buyer telling an African supplier that the consumer demanded a certain shape and size of mangetout.

Does this mean that tons of perfectly good vegetables are being constantly thrown away, affecting the vegetable pickers' wages and wasting perfectly good food?

What would be the effect on profits if they did the same thing to their customers - "Sorry Sir or Madam, you're not the required shape and size for a Tesco customer. We like them slimmer."

Will the consumer let them get away with this "vegetable master race" policy?

FRED SPILLER

London E10

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