Britain's Prince Charles has had his organic carrots rejected by leading supermarket chain Sainsbury's for being "rotten." The groceries giant refused to accept the organic vegetables, which the prince sells under his Duchy Originals brand, because the carrots had deteriorated while in storage
A spokeswoman said: "They put the carrots in cold storage near their farms, where they suffered rapid deterioration and as a result we have had to reject the remainder of the crop."
Prince Charles' annual accounts, revealed Tuesday, show that his organic food business made a profit of $2.4 million for charity, on sales of nearly $96 million.
The prince recorded an income of more than $28 million in 2005-06, $81, 954 of which he spent on his organic gardens - a 37 per cent rise from the previous year.
Charles has previously accused supermarkets of discriminating against what he described as "wibbly-wobbly" vegetables, which are odd-sized or misshapen.
Head of the Soil Association Patrick Holden has also had his carrots rejected by Sainsbury's, and says both he and the prince are "casualties" of a system which sees the supermarket take all their carrots from one centralized pack house in Peterborough.