More Food Shortages on the Way
Supermarkets 'rationing' egg sales to customers is just an early warning signal for a much bigger fresh food shortage crisis in Britain over the next few months. The egg shortage is caused by a mixture of avian flu bird culls and the fact that supermarkets won't pay egg producers enough to cover the soaring costs of feed and power.
And Britons could soon face shortages of tomatoes, cucumbers and pears as farmers warn that the UK is 'sleepwalking' into a food supply crisis amid soaring fuel, fertiliser and feed costs.
Ahead of an emergency press conference today, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said the Government needed to step in to assist primary producers under severe strain from rising costs, with fertiliser prices tripling since 2019 and the cost of feed and diesel up by 75 per cent.
The conflict in Ukraine and the coronavirus lockdowns are blamed for driving up the price of food, energy and fuel this year. That's only half the story though, since the political elite's imposition of a massive 'carbon tax' burden and run-down of UK energy production is also kicking in with a vengeance now and helping to drive all these costs through the roof.
The NFU is warning that yields of energy-intensive crops like tomatoes, cucumbers and pears are likely to hit their lowest level this year since records began in 1985, while milk supplies will be hit as the big retailers drive prices below the cost of production and beef farmers consider reducing the number of cows they breed.
"The peasants are running out of food". "Let them eat bugs".
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