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Whaling damaging Icelandic farming exports

Iceland Review reports that whaling is now believed to be damaging Icelandic lamb exports to the USA.

Iceland Review states that ‘In 2013, sales to the United States fell short of the projected 250 tons. This is attributed to the fact that the U.S. chain store Whole Foods stopped advertising Icelandic lamb last year due to Iceland’s whaling…All lamb exported to the United States comes from the KVH abattoir in Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland. The CEO of KVH, Magnús Freyr Jónsson, told Bændablaðið that an agreement had been made with Whole Foods in 2009 that the retail chain stopped advertising Iceland lamb because of Iceland’s whaling.’

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