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Australia cracks down after needles found in strawberries

Country’s $100m strawberry industry in crisis as government introduces laws to prosecute people contaminating fruits.

Australia’s prime minister has announced that the government is introducing emergency legislation to prosecute people caught contaminating fruit.

The country’s strawberry industry is in crisis because of a scare about needles found in strawberries.

Some reports are hoaxes, but the devastating impact on the strawberry industry is real.

 

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.