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Fresh Produce In Europe Set To Be More Scarce As Coronavirus Strikes

Published on Apr 1 2020 5:50 AM in Fresh Produce tagged: Trending Posts / Fresh Fruit / Paywall / Coronavirus

Fresh Produce In Europe Set To Be More Scarce As Coronavirus Strikes

Fresh fruit and vegetables will become increasingly scarce in Europe, suppliers warn, as the coronavirus pandemic hampers the global movement of produce and of the people needed to gather crops.

Governments are looking at ways to ease any shortage, including "green lanes" to allow fresh produce to move quickly across EU borders, recruiting a "shadow army" of harvesters and loosening travel rules for migrant workers.

While Europe's supermarkets say they are still getting most produce, supply pressures are building at source, including in Africa, a key provider of fresh goods, and within Europe.

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