Tip of the Iceberg? Lettuce Black Market Emerges amid Salad Shortage

The crisis highlighted British consumers' over-reliance on foreign imports, urging them to buy more British vegetables.

The Telegraph
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Supermarkets rationing salad and vegetables has led to the emergence of a new black market, as experts urge shoppers to buy more seasonal British produce.

It comes after the U.K.'s supply of salad and vegetables was decimated by storms across the Mediterranean, leaving supermarket shelves empty as they struggled to meet demand.

Tesco and Morrisons launched a crackdown to prevent customers from buying more than three Spanish-grown iceberg lettuces at a time in a bid to preserve stock.

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