• Rationing begins in British supermarkets due to harvest failures
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[quote][b]Some supermarkets are rationing the amount of iceberg lettuce and broccoli customers can buy - blaming poor growing conditions in southern Europe for a shortage in UK stores.[/b] Tesco is limiting shoppers to three iceberg lettuces, as bad weather in Spain caused "availability issues". Morrisons has a limit of two icebergs to stop "bulk buying", and is limiting broccoli to three heads per visit. Asda said courgette stocks were still low after a UK shortage last month. However, budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have told the BBC they are not affected. Customers have posted photographs on social media sites of empty lettuce shelves in Tesco stores, alongside signs asking them to limit lettuce purchases [/quote] [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38851097[/url]
That's one heck of a sensationalist headline, good job.
It's 1942 I'm okay with this. Remember to give any unused pots and pans in to help the war effort.
Join the Land Army! Only you can prevent inadequate harvest of lettuce!
I didnt know until I read this article there was flooding in Spain or harvest problems.
Sensationalist to the max. Southern Europe has had some bad weather. Same situation at my local ICA.
I wonder though, why would you bother to limit purchase of lettuce and broccoli? I don't imagine there would be dire consequences if some people couldn't eat any of it for a year. Or are they worried the stores will be bought up, and there would be a lettuce and broccoli black market?
[QUOTE=St33m;51770376]I wonder though, why would you bother to limit purchase of lettuce and broccoli? I don't imagine there would be dire consequences if some people couldn't eat any of it for a year. Or are they worried the stores will be bought up, and there would be a lettuce and broccoli black market?[/QUOTE] It's per visit. It's just to make sure they always got enough of the most common greens for everyone. It's not really a big deal.
It seems strange to me they would ration it. Here in Australia after a cyclone pretty much wiped out our banana crops they just jacked the price up to ~A$30/kg.
The malthusian collapse is nigh!!! [editline]3rd February 2017[/editline] 3 heads is still a lot of broccoli. I eat lots of broccoli and I don't buy that much per shop.
Better get used to this shit, as the climate gets worse we're going to have less and less food in shops.
[QUOTE=download;51770407]It seems strange to me they would ration it. Here in Australia after a cyclone pretty much wiped out our banana crops they just jacked the price up to ~A$30/kg.[/QUOTE] Holy shit, that's almost 2 kg of first quality, organic fed veal steaks. At those prices, I'd expect the fruit to come to the supermarket in an armored van.
[QUOTE=download;51770407]It seems strange to me they would ration it. Here in Australia after a cyclone pretty much wiped out our banana crops they just jacked the price up to ~A$30/kg.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't be surprised if there are laws all over Europe against this. We really hate "wild" capitalism around here..
Ok, so if they aren't being affected then why am i constantly leaving Lidl as a Broccoli-less man.
Apparently the same goes for spinach too. Heard about this a week or two ago.
[QUOTE=ironman17;51770861]Apparently the same goes for spinach too. Heard about this a week or two ago.[/QUOTE] This wouldn't surprise me. I occasionally buy those bags of spinach as well as mixed salad bags from Lidl and recently the leaves have been looking rank. Like discoloured, wilting and slimy.
Blimey. 's bad news all around, even though I've really gone off spinach. One too many attempts to integrate it into a chicken curry has soured my palate towards it.
[QUOTE=Drury;51770498]Better get used to this shit, as the climate gets worse we're going to have less and less food in shops.[/QUOTE] Here at my local supermarket it's like they have been running a east german supermarket theme month
[QUOTE=ironman17;51770917]Blimey. 's bad news all around, even though I've really gone off spinach. One too many attempts to integrate it into a chicken curry has soured my palate towards it.[/QUOTE] The reason why spinach in curry tastes good from a curry house is they override the flavour by basically deep frying it in ghee butter and piling on the spices. I remember hearing that in India a lot of people find green leafy vegetables to be unbearably bitter and so in order to get their greens they did everything possible to get rid of the taste.
This is silly really, what is stopping people from buying 3 of each then going back to a different till for another 3 of each? 6 of each would surely satisfy the worst vegetable habit.
[QUOTE=thisguy123;51771641]The reason why spinach in curry tastes good from a curry house is they override the flavour by basically deep frying it in ghee butter and piling on the spices. I remember hearing that in India a lot of people find green leafy vegetables to be unbearably bitter and so in order to get their greens they did everything possible to get rid of the taste.[/QUOTE] They'd be better off just mixing some of their choice of spices with some cooking oil, drizzling that on top and throwing in some crushed walnuts. Add some diced cherry-tomatoes and onions from the garden too, or raisins if you want it to be relatively sweet.
[QUOTE=UK Bohemian;51771797]This is silly really, what is stopping people from buying 3 of each then going back to a different till for another 3 of each? 6 of each would surely satisfy the worst vegetable habit.[/QUOTE] Respect for your fellow man? What kind of monster would double down on vegetables like that, potentially leaving your friends broccoli-less?
[QUOTE=Socram;51772096]Respect for your fellow man? What kind of monster would double down on vegetables like that, potentially leaving your friends broccoli-less?[/QUOTE] you have a point, my bad.
[QUOTE=ironman17;51770917]Blimey. 's bad news all around, even though I've really gone off spinach. One too many attempts to integrate it into a chicken curry has soured my palate towards it.[/QUOTE] At least you can eat spinach. I'm fucking deathly allergic to it
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