There has also been a run on tinned tomatoes, pasta, baked beans, tea bags, loo paper and household cleaning products.
Will the previous insatiable hunger for processed meals, avocados, Palma ham, 50 varieties of tea and coffee, 250 types of bread, and 70 varieties of olive oil, be so popular?
And, will the escalating demand for vegan and vegetarian food resume, or will those less wedded to the idea recognise the health benefits of a well-balanced and locally sourced diet?
We can hope so, especially as most of the ingredients required to make vegan burgers, which apparently taste like beef, amongst other foods, are sourced thousands of food miles away. Resulting in the destruction of rain forests in order to fulfil the insatiable appetite for this fake food.
There seems to be a lack of communication between those wishing to work and the farmers and growers needing them. There is a 21st Century Land Army out there willing and able, but the management of fitting workers to jobs, is clearly not running smoothly.
I have had many calls from people desperate to sign up but unsure who to contact. These range from individuals to someone who has a small army of service veterans, wanting the work but getting nowhere. They have now been put in touch with the NFU.
On the other hand it is reported that some who have applied for land based jobs have lost their enthusiasm due to the low wages.
Perhaps if the public were prepared to pay a fair price for food, the farmers and growers could afford to pay a more attractive wage. Unfortunately due to competition for foot fall amongst supermarkets, their only weapon is to compete on price. The result being farmers and producers are unable to pay a competitive wage for the man power required to grow and harvest the crops.
As we saw last week migrant workers arriving who earn even less in their Eastern European countries, willing to travel to the UK to earn what to them are generous wages.
It is worth remembering that the BBC, despite being an independent organisation, is financially dependent on the tax payer and Government. Taking that into account, should not the British Broadcasting Corporation during times of national crises, act responsibly by reassuring the public, supporting the government, and broadcasting balanced non-politicised views?
In Edward Stourton’s book ‘Aunties War’, published in 2017, he said that during WW2 the BBC was viewed as ‘a trusted friend’, not a tool of political whim. That can hardly be said of the BBC today, which many of us are turning off during these troubling times.
The BBC fritted away most of its credibility during Brexit, particularly with its enthusiasm for Project Fear. It is once again stepping up with what could be called psychological warfare – fake news, on a daily basis.
Throughout WW2 the BBC was tasked with keeping up the spirits of the British and their allies. It was a patriotic duty to do so. Perhaps now is the time to draw to the attention of Sir David Clementi, chairman of the BBC, the political bias which is being pumped out as news worthy. Positive messages are being dismissed and repeatedly replaced by negativity, criticism, and now proven, fake news.
The American William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw, became a German citizen in 1940, and spent the war broadcasting Nazi propaganda to the UK. He was captured in 1945 and executed by hanging at HM Prison Wandsworth in 1946. Just saying!