An acute butter shortage in Norway has emptied store shelves and propelled prices through the roof.
The shortfall – expected to last into January – has been blamed on a rainy summer that cut into feed production and therefore dairy output, but also the ballooning popularity of a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich diet that has sent demand for butter soaring.
Online sellers have offered 500-gramme packs for up to 350 euros ($465).
Food shortages. This is one of the things I’ve been warning you about as we head into the next ice age.
During the last Little Ice Age in England, the rainy season lasted five weeks longer in the spring and began earlier in the fall. This prevented farmers from planting early enough to bring their crops to harvest, and literally millions of people died of starvation.
Thanks to John McCann for this link