Numerous sources attest that the Kenyan coffee crop for 1979/1980 was completely (or 'virtually') destroyed by the application of a counterfeit substitute for Chevron's brand of the fungicide captafol, while others put the level of damage at about 15% of the crop. This article examines the historical basis for these self-evidently contradictory assertions, and challenges the version in which the crop was completely destroyed. It concludes with some observations on the transformation of a real world event into a mythical one.
- Unfair competition,
- legal scholarship,
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