The monopoly of the orange carrot

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In the 17th century, the dutch royal family of Oranje (which fought the kingdom of Spain for their independence) decided to brand its name has a way to guarantee the stability of its power. Orange trees were massively planted, old buildings were painted orange, orange marmalade became a breakfast trend… the Oranje family simply colored the Netherlands orange and the Dutch population happily greeted it.

At the time, the Netherlands was the largest grower of roots worldwide. To join in with the orange hype, the root farmers came up with something better than a song: They would only grow orange carrots and sell them abroad . Originally purple, the orange carrot tasted sweeter and would not cause stains: a nice bonus.

Today, the monopoly of the orange carrot is the reason of a simple patriotic act.

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