Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The importation of the Nelor breed cattle from Brazil to Morocco has sparked controversy, with many consumers expressing concerns about pesticide use and the lack of regulation and safety control measures by state services at the borders.
Also, critics say that the meat from the Nelor breed is less fatty and has a less pronounced taste compared to European breeds.
Bouazza Kharrati, president of the Moroccan Federation of Consumer Rights says the claims are unfounded, highlighting the Nelor’s breed adaptability to climatic conditions and low diets as a positive thing. Kharrati also accuses importers of hoarding the animals, which he says violates the government’s policy aimed at curbing rampant inflation.
It is worth reminding that the Moroccan government has suspended VAT on imported cattle until the end of 2023 in a bet to push prices down.
The Moroccan Times.