19 January 2000
Supermarkets organic island answer

SAINSBURYS has opted for a radical solution to the problem of buying organic tropical fruit by securing the entire production of two Caribbean islands.

Sainsburys has just completed a six-month study and is about to plant the first crops after selecting Grenada and St Lucia as the chosen sites.

The Grenadian government has offered the supermarket chain 178 ha (440 acres) of old plantations and it has secured a similar area in St Lucia.