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An empty pasta shelf in Switzerland. Many countries have seen surging sales in basic products including pasta.  Photograph: EPA

Shoppers’ rush to stock up on non-perishable staples such as pasta and noodles to ride out the coronavirus crisis has boosted demand for wheat, which (...)

A worker unloads fresh olives from a sack during the harvest.  Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg via Getty Images

First came zucchini and eggplant shortages. Then iceberg lettuce disappeared from European grocery shelves. Now erratic weather in Spain and Italy, (...)