Britain: Rain Destroying Crops…(Famine Will Be WorldWide…)
July 17, 2012
Vegetables are rotting in the field after the wettest April-to-June period on record, as fields are too waterlogged for tractors to harvest them, according to Britain’s National Farmers Union (nfu). The unseasonably cold and wet weather is also killing bees and other wildlife.
The rain has even been harming animals as they struggle to eat waterlogged grass.
“It’s been absolutely shocking,” one farmer told the Times in an article published July 9. “It’s the worst lambing season in 80 years. An animal needs so much dry matter per day, but they are getting full of water, not energy. They’re like men with a beer belly. They’re getting lame feet from constantly standing in a quagmire.”
The National Farmers Union warned that vegetables like broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers and potatoes were rotting as farmers struggled to harvest them.
“Supply is going to be disrupted,” said the nfu’s chief horticulture adviser. “That’s a given. We just hope the weather picks up and we might be able to salvage something.”