Seeking food supplies from Turkey and Morocco? Time for change!
On BBC Radio 4 today it was reported that some supermarkets are limiting sales of fruit and vegetables.
A newspaper elaborates: “Morrisons and Tesco have limited the amount of lettuce and broccoli after flooding and snow hit farms in Spain. Shortages of other household favourites – including cauliflower, cucumbers, courgettes, oranges, peppers and tomatoes – are also expected. Prices of some veg has rocketed 40% due to the freak weather. Sainsburys admitted weather has also affected its stocks”.
HortiDaily reports on frost in Europe in detail (one of many pictures below) and the search for supplies from Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia.
A former Greenpeace Economist foresees these and more persistent problems in his latest book, Progressive Protectionism.
Posted on February 3, 2017, in Agriculture, Climate change, Economy, Energy, Environment, EU, Flooding, Food, Government, Health, Immigration, Imports and tagged Agricultural land, Colin Hines, drought, EU, fair price food, Farmgate prices, Food producers, Food security, Government, Imports, Interdependence, middlemen, population growth, Profit margins, Progressive Protectionism, shortage of vegetables, Simon Fairlie, Small and medium farms, Supermarkets agricultural inputs, Sustainable Development Commission. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.