July 26, 2018

Rising temps are causing Japanese vegetable prices to soar

Vegetable prices are rising rapidly in Japan after a deadly heatwave saw highs of more than 40C.

Record-breaking temperatures triggered a spike in the cost of some foods with increases of up to 65 per cent. 

An agriculture ministry official in Tokyo warned about "pretty severe price moves" for vegetables if predictions of more weeks of hot weather held up, resulting in less rain than usual.

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