Scientists at UK research facility Porton Down today revealed that there is in inextricable link between pizza and tomatoes.
Pizzas, a fast food staple in most developed countries, originated in the city of Naples (or Napoli) where Diego Maradonna once plied his football trade, and was the city which spawned notorious Chicago mobster Al Capone.
Neapolitans have long been suspected of using tomato based products as a pizza 'topping' but have never admitted it publicly.
They have now been rumbled by the Brit boffins who have established beyond any doubt that tomatoes are a prominent ingredient in pizza production.
Not only that, but the Italians are largely responsible for the free distribution of tomato based products with all manner of pasta based meals.
Italian President Silvio Berlusconi was quick to rebut the tomato allegations, telling us in an exclusive:
"Who says we use tomatoes? This is just a nasty rumour spread by the British, who would discredit Italy for any misbegotten reason. We don't use tomatoes. We don't even know what tomatoes are! Is that right or what, Luigi?"
As the diplomatic standoff continues, Premier Berlusconi continues to have unprotected sex with prostitutes, and tries to get the panties off eighteen year old models whose very existence he flatly denies.
"There is a link between tomatoes and pizza," a Brit scientist told us. "It's as irrefutable as the fact that Berlusconi is a dirty old man. He seems to be firmly entrenched in that big river, in Africa. You know the one DENIAL."
More tomato related twattery as we get it.