Food and oil prices

The Guardian on yesterday’s fuel protests in Europe:

Long queues formed at Spanish and Portuguese supermarkets after truckers said shops could run out of fresh food in days. Even before the strike began thousands of people formed long lines outside petrol stations and supermarkets.

Supermarket chains Eroski and Carre-four said they had stocked up on food ahead of the strike, but some markets closed yesterday.

Talk about food insecurity:

Last week, Meals on Wheels in Victoria announced it would be shutting down after 35 years of service, citing gas prices as one of the main reasons. Yesterday, prices in Greater Victoria soared as high as $1.49.9 a litre, among the most expensive in the country.

This all makes me want to load up on fresh food from the new farmer’s market on University at lunchtime.