The supermarket in my neighborhood has a lot of empty shelves tonight. People are panicking and hording, I guess. Here’s what’s missing:
- leafy greens
- cup ramen
- retort pouch curry
- nabe sets
- deli foods
- most meat and fish
There was a fair supply of tomatoes, fresh herbs, zucchini, beer, wine, cookies, ice cream, and yogurt. I have a feeling that produce is going to be hard to come by for the next few days as transport and farming are disrupted from the earthquakes, tsunamis, and the nuclear emergency.
Staff in our local grocery store, and also in the convenience stores (also bare of most fresh foods), were busy trying to restock the shelves with cup ramen. At least there will be something to eat. We won’t have to add “famine” to our list of apocalypses.