Galloping inflation is felt around the world, including in France. In France, it is especially since September 2021 that the rise in prices has been noticed. Many are quick to point to the war in Ukraine as an explanation for soaring prices in supermarkets. However, Nicolas Léger, expert from the international firm NielsenIQ, affirms that this armed conflict cannot be designated as the first factor in the rise in prices, as reported by Le Midi Libre. However, one category of food is an exception to this statement: that of oils, which was indeed impacted by the war.
The real origin of the soaring prices is to be found in an accumulation of bad harvests, or the destruction of these harvests. Indeed, several agri-food sectors around the world have been put under pressure by disastrous climatic conditions. Such an accumulation of disastrous weather conditions is by no means a coincidence according to experts: global warming or climate change is the main culprit.
The bad weather conditions in question are none other than those that you have been experiencing in real time for several months, or even years. Premature frost, droughts, temperatures well below or above seasonal averages: these phenomena are only getting worse. Experts and scientists, climatologists and economists, have warned us and are adamant on this point: such disturbances are mainly caused by human activity.
The very emergence of the term “heatflation” – contraction of the English words “heat”, which means heat, and “inflation” – is a good witness of the scale of the problem, and of the awareness associated with it.
Find below the 7 foods particularly affected by this phenomenon of heatflation, and whose prices are therefore likely to increase sharply.