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Video: UK supermarkets hit by lettuce shortage


Consumers have been dealt a fresh blow by European vegetable shortages as lettuce became the latest staple to fall victim to the "crisis".

Supermarkets have rationed the number of lettuces each customer can purchase in stores and iceberg, sweet gem and romaine varieties have been taken off sale completely by some online.

An extreme mix of drought followed by flooding and freezing conditions has severely affected growers in southern Spain, while poor conditions have also hit farmers in Italy, Greece and Turkey.

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