LONDON — British shoppers began noticing in recent weeks that hummus prices were up significantly.
Eat shit and dieThe cause: a drought thousands of miles away.
Insufficient rains in India have resulted in several years of poor harvests of chickpeas,
and I should care why exactly?
the main ingredient in hummus.
The country, by far the world’s largest producer of chickpeas,
and home of the most people who drink their own urine.
mostly grows the legume for domestic consumption. But worse-than-expected harvests mean that it has had to buy more chickpeas from growers elsewhere, putting pressure on supplies worldwide and driving up prices.
What the hell is this doing in the times?
Those limited supplies of chickpeas have combined with rising demand for hummus in Britain to send prices higher.
and how have they risen?
Average prices for the dish at supermarket are 12 percent higher than a year ago,
Jesus. What do the idiots over there do for a living, pick lettuce?
according to the trade magazine The Grocer and the research consultancy Brand View. That is significantly more than grocery price inflation of 3.6 percent, and overall inflation of 2.7 percent.
Ah ... the heirs to Sir Issac. 12>3.6>2.7
It is the latest example of weather leading to poor harvests in one part of the world, and resulting in shortfalls and price rises at supermarkets far away. And it serves as a reminder of the complexity and fragility of the vast global system putting food on the plates of consumers around the world.
I know, I know ... lets call it "The Butterfly Effect". Wow.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/busi ... icle-click