Empty shelves, sales limits on certain food products and sky-high prices are noted as a British reality. The UK is struggling with the biggest fruit and vegetable shortage in years.
Polish farmers do not rule out that due to the increase in gas prices and the shortage of coal, which are necessary for greenhouse cultivation in winter, the British scenario could repeat itself. “Everything will become more expensive if the prices for electricity, gas and heating have gone up so much. An apocalypse may be waiting for us,” said a representative of the Lower Silesian Chamber of Agriculture.
The fact that such a problem exists was also recognized by the Polish Ministry of Agriculture. The agency is receiving signals that greenhouse vegetable growers, due to high energy prices, intend to limit the scale of production next season.
At the same time, some experts reassure the Poles, pointing out that the scale of production in Poland is at a high level and that the country remains one of the largest producers of fruits and vegetables in the European Union. In his opinion, even a decrease in production and a small harvest will not cause a shortage in the market.
Earlier it was reported that in Poland a further increase in food prices is expected in the coming months. The prices of alcohol, meat, dairy products and vegetables will increase significantly. Bread will also go up in price. Also, the prices of toilet paper, paper towels and napkins have risen sharply in Poland. Producers explained this by broken supply chains and higher gas prices due to sanctions against Russia.