European greenhouses are returning to growing under additional lighting

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Published Dec 5, 2023

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Belgian greenhouses have increased their supply of products grown under additional lighting this year due to cheaper energy sources, according to FreshPlaza. Last year, high energy prices resulted in a low supply from these greenhouses, leading to imports from Southern Europe. However, this year there is a greater supply of light-grown crops, including Belgian leeks, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, being sold in supermarkets.
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This year, European, in particular, Belgian greenhouses increased the supply of products grown under additional lighting due to the cheaper energy sources. This is stated in the message of FreshPlaza. "Last year, high energy prices led to the fact that the supply from the greenhouses of these countries was insignificant, so supermarkets had to switch to imports from Southern Europe," the report says. This year the situation looks different. "Compared to last year, there is indeed a greater supply of light-grown crops," said Florence Baekelandt, a spokesman for the Carrefour supermarket chain. - "When Belgian volumes or quality no longer allow us to purchase the full range from local sources, we switch to ...
Source: Agrotimes
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