Stop blaming bad weather for empty shelves, it’s a lack of competition in the food industry

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By Sascha O’Sullivan Supermarkets up and down the country have blamed bad weather for empty shelves, but monopolies in the food industry have left supply chains more and more fragile, writes Nick Dearden. Many Britons, in recent weeks, have found themselves wandering through the empty aisles of their local supermarkets with rows of empty crates, where fresh produce once sat. Shops even began to ration fruit and vegetables as consumers demanded answers for the shortages. Supermarkets cite disrupted harvests in Spain and Morocco due to deteriorated weather. That might be true enough, but it does…

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