Rationing vegetables in Europe due to snow and cold

Thankfully, we can get ours from Mexico. At least for now…

European consumers have been plunged into crisis by a severe vegetable shortage, warns an article today on heatst.com.

Last month, a blast of snow and cold swept across large parts of southern Europe.

As a result, shops across the continent have seen their shelves stripped of green produce like lettuce, broccoli and spinach.

Courgettes (zucchinis), aubergines (eggplant) and peppers have also been badly affected.

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In order to obtain these now-rare commodities, importers say they must pay more than triple the usual price.

Some stores have actually started rationing sales.

The problem is particularly acute in the U.K.

“We had snow covering the Greek Islands, we had snow in Italy and we saw that pushing into Spain,” said  BBC weather forecaster Nick Miller.

Via Ice Age Now