Supermarkets Have Started Rationing Vegetables And This Is The Reason Why

iceberg lettuce harvest

Lettuces, broccoli, aubergines and courgettes are just some of the vegetables being rationed by supermarkets because of a shortage in supplies.

Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have responded to the vegetable crises by trying to kerb bulk buying. They are allowing customers just three lettuces per visit while Lidl and Aldi say they're not affected.

Poor growing conditions in Europe, mainly Spain and Italy have meant a difficult harvest for growers and this has been reported as the reason for the shortage of fresh produce. 

Consumers have posted photos on social media sites of empty shelves in Tesco stores and notices asking them to limit lettuce purchases.

One notice read: "Due to continued weather problems in Spain there is a shortage of iceberg lettuce."

Another said: "To protect the availability to all our customers, we are limiting bulk purchases to three per person. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Is this the tip of the iceberg?