UK Supermarkets Limit Vegetables To 3 Per Customer
It’s not a good time to be a vegetarian in the United Kingdom. Due to a shortage, grocery stores have limited the sales of certain vegetables and fruits to just three per customer.
Among the vegetables included in the ration are tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, cauliflower and raspberries.
One supermarket chain, Morrison’s, has put a two-item limit into place. At least two factors have contributed to the shortage, says Andrew Opie, director of Food and Sustainability at the British Retail Consortium:
1) Farmers have cut back on production because of high energy costs; and
2) Weather conditions in Southern Europe and Northern Africa have disrupted harvests.