Israel’s farmers have had it
A 72 hour nationwide “warning” strike begins begins this morning - no veggies, fruits, eggs, milk or fish will be delivered to the markets.
What are the issues? The government has been cutting the number of foreign workers allowed into Israel to work in agriculture. To make matters worse Israel has been in a drought for many years, there are water quotas on agriculture and soaring water prices.
If you’ve tried to buy butter in last few weeks you are out of luck. Or maybe you had some luck. T in Tel Aviv was in three supermarkets yesterday – no butter expect for overpriced imported butter from Holland. This we can blame on the cows. Winter, let alone Fall hasn’t arrived yet. Cows don’t produce the same volume in warm weather.
In the meantime, T in Tel Aviv is off to the annual Israfood Show today. Stay tuned.