Europæiske forbrugere er blevet bragt i en krise på grund af en mangel på grøntsager forårsaget af dårligt vejr.

Butikker på tværs af Europa - og specielt i Storbritannien - har set hylderne tømt for alt grønsagsprodukter såsom salat, broccoli og spinat.

Courgetter (zucchinis, hvis du er amerikaner), aubergines og spansk peber er også blevet ramt hårdt.

Problemerne stammer fra en strøm af koldt vejr som har overtaget store dele af det sydlige Europa.





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These areas are usually able to grow vegetables even through the cold season, but snow and floods have stopped supplies in their tracks.

Murcia, a region of Spain, usually does roaring trade throughout winter. But heavy rain means only a third of its fields can be used for agriculture, forcing yields down and sending prices through the roof.

According to the BBC, the UK exports 50% of all its vegetables and 90% of its fruit, leaving the supply chain particularly vulnerable to unexpected events overseas.

Importers have said that they are facing the prospect of paying more than triple the usual price for now-rare commodities, while some stores have started rationing sales to stop customers bulk-buying.