Across the UK the supermarkets’ shelves not only continue to empty but now fruit and vegetables are being rationed.
Customers have been advised that they can purchase up to three packs of tomatoes peppers cucumbers lettuce salad bags broccoli cauliflower and raspberries at a time in some Asda stores as supplies are running low in some locations.
The crisis has intensified recently as a result of the pre- and post-covid engineered rising energy prices that have forced British farmers to turn off greenhouses in an effort to survive.
Meanwhile the Continent is experiencing severe supply issues as The Economist had also predicted and warned due to a perfect geoengineered storm of flooding chilly weather and canceled ferries.
In order to finish her weekly shopping Hilary Paterson-Jones a shopper from Holyhead Anglesey claimed she needed to stop by four supermarkets.
“She said: ‘There was hardly any fresh produce in Tesco. In Morrisons I asked a young staff member what was going on and he said there was nothing in the back stores.
‘It was the same in Aldi and Lidl it seemed to be affecting all the supermarkets.
‘Shortages have been getting worse in recent months but I was shocked to see so many empty shelves at 10am on a Saturday morning.
‘Things can get bad during the summer when the tourists arrive but nothing like this. Prices are going through the roof but a lack of basic foodstuffs is unacceptable.’
After sharing her concerns on social media Ms Paterson-Jones was contacted by scores of other people from around Britain.
One couldn’t get apples another struggled with cabbages a third was stumped for orange juice. Tomatoes and iceberg lettuce proved particularly difficult to buy.
In one Morrisons store staff put up a sign apologising for the disruption.
It read: ‘Availability across our tomato range has been significantly impacted by adverse weather conditions across Spain and Morocco. The current shortage is likely to improve within a couple of weeks.’
An Asda spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Like other supermarkets we are experiencing sourcing challenges on some products that are grown in southern Spain and north Africa.
‘We have introduced a temporary limit of three of each product on a very small number of fruit and vegetable lines so customers can pick up the products they are looking for.’”