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Potato shortage causes 'chipocalypse'






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There is a potato problem in New Zealand. Potato chip lovers are calling it a "chipocalypse". A very wet winter has hit potato farmers. In some areas, farmers lost a third of the potatoes used to make potato chips. Companies will make fewer potato chips. The price of potato chips will be higher.

The Potatoes New Zealand group said: "It started raining in March, and it…hasn't stopped. We've had the entire year's worth of rainfall already." The ground never dries out. He said potatoes need to breathe, but they are drowning and rotting. A big supermarket said it was working to make sure potatoes are in the shops.

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