While the traditional media focused on disruptions to air travel caused by ash from the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull , here at the Zima Zone we are more concerned with the volcano’s impact on everyday life.
As the photo above shows, the eruption came with disastrous timing, occurring at the height of Iceland’s annual marshmallow harvest. Experts in the field of marshmallow futures predict a significant rise in price for the sweet confection, likely to affect this summer’s campfire activity and raise the cost of S’mores to previously unheard-of levels. Though Iceland’s proud marshmallow farmers are a famously independent group, many have now petitioned the European Union for financial aid. Let us all pray that this crisis passes before any further damage is done.