Two weeks ago, I warned that the Price of veggies in northern Europe could skyrocket. And that’s exactly what they’re doing. Well, that’s if you consider a tripling in price a problem.
European consumers have been plunged into crisis by a severe vegetable shortage, warns an article today on heatst.com.
Last month, a blast of snow and cold swept across large parts of southern Europe.
As a result, shops across the continent have seen their shelves stripped of green produce like lettuce, broccoli and spinach.
Courgettes (zucchinis), aubergines (eggplant) and peppers have also been badly affected.
In order to obtain these now-rare commodities, importers say they must pay more than triple the usual price.
Some stores have actually started rationing sales.
The problem is particularly acute in the U.K.
“We had snow covering the Greek Islands, we had snow in Italy and we saw that pushing into Spain,” said BBC weather forecaster Nick Miller.
Thanks to Ben Vorlich, Dean Koehler, David Johnson and Phil Salmon for these links
“Is this an I-told-you-so-moment?” asks Phil.
Don’t say I haven’t been warning you (says Robert). The day will come when we will be fighting in the streets for food.