Rationing Begins in Germany

During the early stages of the “pandemic”, I experienced instances of rationing in supermarkets. The most prominent examples were toilet paper, hand soap, and hand sanitizer, but rice, pasta, and other foodstuffs were also affected. The consumer was advised that there would be a limit on the number of each item that he could purchase on any given trip to the grocery store.

Last week I noticed the same thing with butter. Customers were told that they could only purchase one (or two) items of each butter product sold by the store.

Similar rationing has now appeared in Germany. According to the following report, the war in Ukraine will only make matters worse.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the Swiss news portal Watson.de. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Only four pieces per customer: Aldi rations sales of popular product

Russia’s war could exacerbate shortages

Heating oil, a lack of raw materials, container crises and persistent inflation are causing many consumer prices to explode. A single glance at the supermarket shelves is enough to confirm what the Lebensmittel Zeitung is now reporting: retailers are running out of sunflower and rapeseed [canola] oil, and prices are rising.

While a bottle of cooking oil was sometimes available for less than one euro last year, the lowest price is currently around €1.80. In the meantime, products such as olive oil or rapeseed oil have completely disappeared from many listings. Special offers? NONE. Aldi Süd recently even limited the sale of its own rapeseed oil brand to four bottles per customer.

The reasons are varied. The situation in Ukraine could even aggravate the situation in the near future.

“Concatenation of unfavorable factors”

As an industry representative revealed to the Lebensmittel Zeitung, the reasons for price increases are “a chain of unfavorable factors”: poor harvests, the consequences of a pandemic and rising production costs, which are passed on to customers. [Poor harvests? Then why were so many farmers bullied all over the world last year to destroy their crops by their own governments? Poor harvests — rubbish. AGENDA.]

At the same time, two large manufacturers in Europe ceased production of bottled cooking oil last year. Many experts also give the lower profitability of the industry and delays in logistics as reasons.

Delivery failures feared because of the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine may now aggravate the situation even further , explained Momme Matthiesen, Managing Director of the Association of the Oilseed Processing Industry (OVID) to the consumer portal CHIP. The Eastern European country is one of the most important exporters of sunflower and rapeseed. The security of supply in Germany is at least not in danger, says Matthiesen.

Afterword from the translator:

First they made butter and olive oil almost unaffordable during the last few decades so that the food-oil industry could flourish with their extremely unhealthy products, and now those selfsame products have become almost a luxury item.

Here in South Africa, normal cooking oil and margarine have tripled in price within the last eight months. Butter has become something of a luxury, but farmers are forced to discard their milk into the sewers. They’re not allowed to sell directly to the public.

The illegal milk trade with small farmers reminds me of the prohibition of alcohol in the USA. All these laws and regulations were put in place solely to make big corporations and their shareholders RICH on the backs of the “little” people.

12 thoughts on “Rationing Begins in Germany

  1. Aldi here in the bankster banana republic Chiquitastan has somehow kept prices low and kept a nice supply on shelf.
    They close early at 2000hrs [8PM] and have a skeleton staff.
    As the Big Show known as WWIII gets going, that will change.
    I didn’t get a vote on it in muh democracy, did you?

  2. And I think the Germans will like it. They return to their mental origins – internal mobilization.
    My mother-in-law looks very much like a German. In her youth, she was 1:1 like Irma Grese. She liked hard times. The look became steel and she courageously experienced them.

    And I have French blood ( homeopathic proportion). Some crazy French settled in this cold country in the 19th century. That’s why I don’t like much here. Except for the huge pines.

  3. For years we’ve been aware China and Russia planned on destroying the petrodollar. Ukraine is the side show, as is Taiwan. Our “allies” in OPEC and India are about to pull the rug from our feminized societies.

  4. Butter is a good product, but I think people should be happy if they can’t buy seed oils as seeds can be anti nutrients inhibiting the body’s absorption of important nutrients like Zinc. Research has shown that eating oysters with corn reduces the body’s absorption of zinc to almost zero. Dr Georgia Ede, psychiatrist and nutritionist has a number of videos which discuss why people shouldn’t eat carbs and seeds because of negative effect on health and especially mental health. No wheat from Russia and Ukraine is a good thing because gluten has been shown to trigger schizophrenia in some individuals due to an intolerance, not coeliac disease.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6247287/ If you read the research studies you will realise a keto/paleo diet is the best for mental health. A keto diet can also reverse dementia and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Bill Gates’s plan to create a seed industry monopoly on his massive land holdings with propaganda about the plant based diet will send more people mad and brain dead. Olive oil is OK because it is from the fruit not the seed. Margarine is worst of all because of trans fats. Don’t touch it!.
    EatLancet is funded by the grain, fertiliser and soft drink industry to promote seed consumption not good health (see Dr Ede’s video). They don’t care about your health, the more medicine you need the better it is for their business.

  5. no reason for alert here. It is customary practice in supermarkets to limit the purchase in number. I was myself ” victim” when I went out to buy some bottles of a pricy special offer claret : under my eyes, one man took all the bottles on the shelf, and he looked more like a restaurant owner than a smart wine drinker.
    On another occasion, a ” guy” accompnied by a chinese person charged his cart over the top with milk powder for babies, much wanted in China.
    The cashier refused rightfully because nothing would have been left for the regulars of this market, explaining that sales are limited to ” customary household quantities”, which makes sense, doesn’t it?

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