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Posted By: Iains
17-Mar-20 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
Stores will likely be out of more than garlic going forward. Hopefully supply dislocations will only result while adjustment is made to the new reality.
In days of your the UK government stockpiled ministery marge, flour, dried milk and other basics. This finished in the 80's as the cold war threat was reviewed. In the intervening years food supply has morphed from stockpiles in stores to just in time deliveries. We will see how well that works in weeks to come. Meanwhile the UK imports a considerable amount from Europe and 40% of Irish supermarket shelves are stocked from the UK.

I keep my meat live on the hoof if required. My power comes from an onsite hydros exporting to the grid. I will be sowing a half acre of veg very shortly.
I was a boyscout.