Produce prices in Israel are skyrocketing, but storm isn't to blame
Prices for fruits and vegetables in Israel have been rising rapidly for years. Now the famers' federation is advocating for government oversight.
Prices for fresh fruits and vegetables at the large supermarket chains continued climbing sharply last week despite no apparent shortage due to damages from the storm that hammered Israel. The president of the Israel Farmers Federation, Dov "Dubi" Amitai blames the trend on sales margins set by the two biggest chains, Mega and Super-Sol, both of which buy their produce directly from farms.