We live in a connected world. The big supermarkets are restricting the purcase of cooking oil - Tesco has just joined Waitrose and Morrisons. Had we previously realised that here in the UK most of our sunflower oil is produced in Ukraine?
Of even greater significance is the supply of grain to the world market. The impact on countries like the Lebanon - already in difficulties - will be immense
|See the WFP link on the left|
It is worth noting that 50% ofthe UN World Food Programme (WFP) comes from Ukraine and Russia so the predicted disruption and impact on famine relief is difficult to underestimate. You can read more about this here
I had not planned to write another blog post until later this week but the warm response to last week's post has caused to rethink
|Food spontaneously donated to family fleeing the fighting|
|Made in France, bought in Poland, delivered to Ukraine|
Being on-the-spot they are very practical in their approach so they have just purchased a second-hand Renault Traffic that will be used by a church in Sumy to get food to the small and less accesible villages
|Stickers advertising the Nadiya.in.ua website|
|In the recording studio - see Добра новина - Надія Є! (nadiya.in.ua)|
|No reasonable offer refused|
|Hope springs eternal|
|These aquilegia photo courtesy Wiki|
|No time to count the seedlings coming|
And, there are loads of tomatoes - plants, that is - all at an early stage just now. I'll say more about the varieties available in future weeks. Something to suit all tastes, literally!