Saturday, June 10, 2023

A farmer’s omen about what might happen to prices of two highly consumed foods

Pere Roque, a farmer dedicated to fruit production, was on this Saturday sixth interpretation where he warned of how much food prices could rise if Spain stopped its production and “started buying everything from third countries”.

Although AEMET has confirmed the arrival of a seed that will bring heavy rains and low temperatures that are expected to ease the country’s drought, the truth is that farmers like Roqué have been suffocating for months.

So he wanted to participate in this debate program broadcast on La Sexta and presented by José Yllamo to warn that if things do not improve in the short term, the country will stop producing its own food, at the cost of There will be a direct impact. of these.

And this is how he exemplifies it: “If we stop producing and Spain, which is a food producing country, has to start buying everything we produce from third countries, a loaf of bread costs ten euro and a beer.” more than fifteen”.

With regard to the measures proposed by the central government to mitigate the consequences of the problem, which already affects practically all professionals in the sector, he has indicated that they are “inadequate”.

“For example, the Urgell Canal, a historic irrigation in the region of Urgell, is one of the 160 years old, and it has been closed. If all the fruit had to be thrown to the ground, there would be a loss of 176 million euros,” They said. for continuity.

In line with the theme, he warns that this “will have to be done in a few days, because if there is no irrigation, the trees automatically begin to suffer”, a result, again, of the lack of rain in Catalonia and Andalusia. are the most affected areas.

But it was not alone. Rancher Antonio Casas reinforces the idea of ​​rising prices by expressing this curious thought: “We are very concerned that meat and fish are going up, but how much do mobile phones or spirits go up? And we can all accept that. Do”.

Similarly, he has condemned “consumer habits”, saying that “we have taught society that food should be very cheap.” Finally, he warns that “Spain is losing food sovereignty and does not have enough to feed the animals” that they give us to eat.

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