Great lettuce crisis is a taste of climate crop chaos to come


Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images Severe snowfall across southern Spain has devastated crops, squeezing supplies of vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and courgettes (zucchini) reaching the UK. Some supermarkets are resorting to rationing – notably of iceberg lettuce, limited to three per customer in one big chain. With shortages expected to last until spring, and big price hikes on the cards, the “lettuce crisis” has come as a shock to most consumers. Some have turned to panic buying, hoarding leafy greens where possible, although a few are even reselling them to hard-hit restaurants and cafes. Others,
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