Troubling weather forecast could see fruit and veg prices surge again in Australia

Australians have recently seen the prices of many fruits and vegetables drop by up to 90 per cent, as the impacts of the floods are diminishing. However, with the threat of another La Nina looming, many fear prices will go up again soon.

Having grown produce for over 40 years, Martin Vella of Martin’s Fruit World knows a thing or two about growing fruit and veg. With a third La Nina now having been declared by the Bureau of Meteorology, Vella is concerned that prices will skyrocket once again.

“If the weather continues the way it is, we should have plenty of fruit and vegetables,” he said. “If the weather changes, and if we do have that rain that’s predicted by the end of this month or next month, things can change dramatically.”


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