Food shortage: a fast food restaurant forced to serve burgers without tomatoes

The passage of cyclones Batsiraï and Emnati have had a severe impact on local agriculture. Local planters have lost a large part of their production and prices on market stalls are skyrocketing. Reunion is in shortage of tomatoes. Impacted, a fast food restaurant in the north of the island is forced to serve tomato-free burgers to its customers.

Shortage of tomatoes

Hurricanes Batsiraï and Emnati have left their mark on agriculture in Reunion. The state of natural disaster has been recognized for the 24 municipalities of the island. Reunionese farmers have lost a large part of their production.

This loss of production causes a rise in prices on market stalls, but also a shortage of certain products. Reunion is in shortage of tomatoes. A fast food restaurant in the north of the island is directly impacted. The establishment is forced to serve its customers burgers without tomatoes, without lowering its prices.

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