Argentines asked to eat fewer tomatoes


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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentines are seeing red after being asked to eat fewer tomatoes.

The government asked consumers Friday to try to stay away from the beloved food for at least two months because of an expected shortage caused by seasonal reasons including crop rotations.

Officials say all other fruits and vegetables are available. But Argentines are frustrated because the tomato is a must in many of their dishes and is often used in pizza toppings, sauces and salads.

Argentines also have been recently hit by a flour shortage after the worst wheat harvest in the country's history sent bread prices soaring.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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