Supermarket Food Prices Are Expected To Go Up Because Of The Bushfires

Jan 16, 2020

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Grocery prices are tipped to spike following the destruction done around the country by the recent bushfires.

According to the Daily Mail:

The cost of vegetables is expected to rise by as much as 50 per cent with meat and milk prices also predicted to soar.

At least one billion animals have been wiped out by the catastrophic fires, including thousands of sheep and cattle.

Fresh produce is also in limited supply after thousands of crops were destroyed in the blazes.

In comments reported by the website, Federal Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie said:

“Supermarkets are letting the Australian public know that they'll have to pay more for their red meat - yes, you will.

“That they'll have to pay more for their fruit and vegetables ... (and) milk.”

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