Shortage of vegetables and greens in UK supermarkets

many files supermarkets affiliate United kingdom They are experiencing supply chain problems caused by extreme weather conditions in Europe and North Africa, which has led to lower harvests in some countries Fruits and vegetables. And this is already noticeable in My line is empty.

Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s a Aldi They are some of the chains that face the situation however they can. Asdafor example, has chosen to place limits on the amount of tomatoes, cucumbers, or peppers its customers can buy, according to sweden.

In addition, social networks are also aware of this situation, as you can see below.

Many of these fruits and vegetables are fresh They are imported from abroadWhich also threatens produce such as lettuce, salad bags, broccoli, cauliflower and berries.

In this sense, it must be remembered that the lack of vegetables in such a productive area Southeast Spain This is due to an overly unstable climate (the beginning of autumn and the beginning of winter are very warm and very cold in January), according to a recent report by the Confederation of Organizations of Fruit and Vegetable Producers of Almeria (COEXPHAL).

for his part, Moroccoanother key area for UK fruit and vegetable supplies, started in January with unseasonably cold overnight temperatures affecting tomato ripening.

he Britain’s exit from the European Union It didn’t help either because it forced British importers to become more dependent on Morocco, a country with which it signed an agreement in 2019 to create duty-free trade in industrial products along with liberalizing trade in agricultural and food products. and hunters.

Towards a food crisis?

They confirmed from the British Tomato Growers Association (BTGA) that the British tomato season will start soon: “We expect large quantities of British tomato On shelves from the end of March.

However, the National Farmers Union (NFU) warned that Britain risked a “sleepwalking” towards a food crisisAs mentioned retail flyer. Indeed, last December, the NFU warned that the country could face shortages of items, including tomatoes and cucumbers, in the coming months.

“Time and time again we see a predictable combination of factors such as: energy costs and weather that leads to empty supermarket shelves. Gone are the UK’s food immunity. National Farmers Union Vice President David Axwood warned that the government should take this seriously.

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