salad shortageBRITISH supermarkets have begun rationing vegetables following bad weather in Spain.

Signs have appeared limiting the number of items shoppers can buy, amid fears prices could sky-rocket.

There are fears that the shortage could spark a European trade war, with Britain battling France and Germany for the scarce stock.

The deficit began with a ‘courgette crisis’ in January, but has since spread to aubergines, spinach, rocket, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, lemons and oranges.

Morrisons, Tesco and Lidl have rationed lettuces to three per customer in stores across the UK.

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  1. Simple answer with modern advances in soil less culture and lighting – build modern grow structures, use LED and carefully controlled liquid feeding methods and provide thousands of jobs in the UK. Distribute the production around the UK. Save an enormous amount of import costs and cut fuel consumption massively – it’s a win-win for the UK and it’s a huge loss to employment in Murcia, Andalucia and the Netherlands.

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