Taroudant, Morocco- According to the Moroccan Arabic daily Al Massae, consumer protection associations in Morocco have demanded an urgent investigation into recent statements made by the Minister of Public Affairs and Governance, Mohammed El Ouafa, in which he said that “bread that costs MAD1.20 is harmful to the health of Moroccans,” calling them “scandalous.”

Larbi is a freelance writer and assistant editor at Morocco World News.