UK will switch to Turkey Grapefruit production in Turkey will be stepped up this season to make up for the expected shortfall in Israel due to the ongoing civil disruption. The effect of the conflict is demonstrated by factories not having access to cheap Palestinian labour ­ resulting in wage costs of $800/month compared to $150 in Turkey and Swaziland. Such costs will switch buyers away from their traditional sources in Israel, according to one UK importer, who commented: "Turkey is in economic turmoil with inflation out of control, but with production being increased by 10% this season, many UK traders will switch from Israel." But when pressed on quality comparisons, there was an acceptance among buyers that Israel is preferred. {{CANNED GOODS }}