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Katastrophale Ernteeinbrüche und Preissteigerungen bei Obst und Gemüse

Katastrophale Ernteeinbrüche und Preissteigerungen bei Obst und Gemüse
This news article has been translated to English.
Vegetables
Germany
COVID-19
Price Trend
Fruits
Environmental Issue
Oct 2, 2020
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Due to the corona crisis, the fruit processing industry not only lacked harvest helpers this season, but also the costs for the not inconsiderable effort involved in the necessary infection control measures. But that's not all: As in the previous year, there were catastrophic harvests combined with significant price increases. "Overall, the situation is even more extreme than in 2019," says Werner Koch, the responsible managing director of the Federal Association of the Fruit, Vegetable and Potato Processing Industry (BOGK) in Bonn. Due to the weather, there were major crop failures in Europe. The short harvest of apricots from Bulgaria was 80%! There was also a lack of large quantities of raspberries from Serbia (-20%) and strawberries from Poland (-30%). In addition, there were major quality problems with many fruits in Central and Eastern Europe due to frequent rainfall. Strong mold infestation was recorded in strawberries from Poland. The result: many strawberries could not be ...
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