Wuhan virus outbreak

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  1. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    If this virus brings a bit of common sense into globalisation I'll be happier. I hate Californian citrus in Woolworths and Coles when we've a massive industry on the bones of its bum because of those heartless bottom line spreadsheets.
     
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  3. alor

    alor Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    If you are a regular rice eater, buy buy buy.
    might not be much available for a long time
     
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    Why do you say that lpv6?
     
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    If you are from a culture with staples based on wheat ie bread or pasta not an issue.
    But if you are a regular rice eater, well there will be shortages of many varieties of rice. Sunrise is on track to harvest 5% of average season and some countries are limiting exports to take stock.

    It's unlikely we will run out of rice, but it is certain some variety of rice will be hard to get for a while. ie I don't like long or fragrant rice and prefer medium white grain and not many countries even grow it for export
     
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    I think it would be naive to assume that the food supply chain will be unaffected. How much it will be affected is quite unclear at this stage.

    What I do know is that many farmers rely on foreign workers or itinerants to harvest the crop. Even wheat uses a lot of contractors for harvesting.

    Again the extent of the impact is not yet clear. Obviously we are much better off in Australia than Singapore or Hong Kong that rely on substantial imports.
     
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    https://www.rt.com/news/484383-italy-covid19-ten-thousand-deaths/
    Italy Covid-19 death toll passes 10,000 as 889 die from virus in one day

    https://www.rt.com/news/484365-netherlands-coronavirus-death-toll/
    Covid-19 SPIKE in Netherlands as 93 new deaths and over 1,100 new cases recorded

    Rouhani says Iran's healthcare system ready for Covid-19 peak as it sees more than 3,000 new infections
    https://www.rt.com/news/484354-iran-coronavirus-3000-infections-peak/

    Spain suffers another record day for Covid-19 deaths as 832 perish
    https://www.rt.com/news/484357-spain-death-toll-coronavirus/

    Covid-19 cases in Germany surge 6,294 in one day as death toll hits 325
    https://www.rt.com/news/484348-germany-covid-19-death-toll/

    First train with medical supplies for Europe leaves Wuhan as China eases Covid-19 lockdown
    https://www.rt.com/news/484344-china-wuhan-first-train/
     
  11. Lustre

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    I think Singapore should be fine, probably HK too. These are very wealthy places. You are right about the pickers though. Scarcity may well drive the prices up as it did with bananas and tomatoes at one time in the last few years.
     
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    Singapore PM cant his fish anymore from his local seller.................................fish from Malay and Malaysia is locked down.
     
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    let the fishes swim over
    there is NO lock down on any foods supply, just people
     
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    Covid-19 marks the end of America as a Superpower and the start of China as the sole Power on earth
     
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    I would be happy if this Virus could kill globalisation altogether-we could have our own australian produce garlic not this terrible stuff called garlic from China or Mexico....
     
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    globalisation is already dead the moment people started try to sell back the mask you donated to them the month before. Sometimes I wonder why Europeans are so naive.
     
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    Many brave souls perished or were permanently ruined during the great tomatoes and bananas price rise. After several weeks people were dropping to the floor suffering instant mortal decline just by reading a woolies catalogue when bananas went over $10 a kilo.

    I heard some parents (likely leftist loons) used radical alternatives like oranges and there were stories of desperate people resorting to stonefruits or picking blackberries. They were even feeding them to their children such was the madness and mayhem!

    Amongst the doom and gloom it was discovered that Vic and Tas had massive ongoing supplies of a wonderful fruit from an introduced plant called the apple. (Govt had kept this secret to force up banana prices of course)

    Once Aussies found this out they stopped buying bananas because the A/B ratio was 15/1 and bought barrowloads of apples cos they had way more upside due to some folk making craft cider. Demand for bananas dropped because bananas are crap for cider brewing so did prices and by next season they were back to 99 cents a kilo.

    It was a close call and there is still no vaccine or cure making Banana and Tomato high price rises as deadly and dangerous a condition to human health as Thunderstorm Asthma.
     
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    You might want to watch Rotten on Netflix. My particular interest is in the episode on Honey counterfeiting, but the one on Garlic is important watching.
     

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