Virgin olive oil prices are expected to rocket as crops have been hit by poor weather and devastating wildfires.
Italian and Greek farmers are struggling this year, with their harvest down by nearly 60 per cent in some areas, while a smaller crop from Tunisia means worldwide production is set to dip 10 per cent.
Wholesale prices of European extra virgin olive oil have already soared from €3,000 (R50 234) a ton to €6,000 (R100 000) a ton, in spite of a bigger than normal crop of Spanish olives.
Oil from Tuscany will be particularly expensive after wildfires tore through olive groves near Pisa for three days last month, destroying thousands of olive trees.
TunisianMonitorOnline (Daily Mail)