UK residents face tomato shortage

According to The Daily Telegraph, British residents are facing a shortage of tomatoes due to poor harvests in supplying countries.

It should be noted that during the winter, the UK receives tomato supplies from Morocco, the Netherlands and Spain. After Britain’s exit from the European Union, buyers relied heavily on imports from Morocco.

The lack of this food in UK stores this year is due to poor harvests in the main supplying countries, with Morocco suffering crop losses due to flooding and low temperatures, and Spain suffering crop losses due to prolonged cold weather. Stricter export restrictions imposed by Morocco and higher fertilizer prices following the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine also had an impact.

The newspaper quoted Andrew Opie, head of food and sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, as saying in a statement, “Poor weather conditions in southern Europe and North Africa have reduced yields of some vegetables and fruit, including tomatoes.”

Source: RIA Novosti

Post time: Mar-02-2023