Saturday, April 3, 2021

Major Arctic Cold Front Across Europe A Threat To Food Supply Chain

Food price spikes ahead! Incoming major Arctic cold blast across Europe is a new threat for global food supply chain

After a week of abnormal warm weather, a major cold blast will engulf Europe over Easter. This is bad news for fruits, vegetables and crops and for the global food supply chain… Food prices are going to rise sharply again…

Crop and cattle losses are on the rise everywhere, whether it is due to extensive drought, massive hail, epic flooding, huge dust storms, unexpected frosts, and even epidemics.

And the major arctic blast forecast for today into beginning of next week will not make things better…

As reported by Scott Duncan on Twitter: ‘Arctic blast incoming… A huge temperature shock is on the way for Europe. From record heat at the end of March, temperatures are going to tumble well below normal early next week. Yes, there will also be snow for some…‘ (I should get snow on Tuesday in Switzerland!)

This arctic wave comes just after an exceptionally hot end of March in Europe, with many countries breaking records and boosting plant growth

Yes, everything is flowering right now… So if it gets too cold, everything is about to freeze to death… fruits, vegetables, cereals… everything!

This is actually what happened 15 days ago in Spain, when severe frosts were recorded in the stone fruit producing areas of Lleida and Huesca, in Spain between March 19 and March 21, 2021. After an excellent flowering of the fruit trees, the sudden cold snap has changed everything, impacting the harvest by up to 30%, specialists say. 

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