We may end up paying for the heatwave — through higher food prices

We could be paying more for some food items soon because of the heatwave.

The hot weather this summer led to drought conditons, putting pressure on farmers’ crops.

A UK study is now warning it could mean a rise of up to 5 per cent at supermarkets for products like meat, dairy and vegatables.

Kevin Hanrahan from agriculture authority Teagasc says some products will be affected here – but supermarkets will do their best to make sure consumers aren’t paying more:

Joe Healy, President of the Irish Farmers Associaation, says the snow earlier in the year has also put a strain on food supply: