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March 3, 2023, 12:00 PM

China’s Beef Binge and Weather Threats in Europe: Supply Lines

Agnieszka de Sousa
Agnieszka de Sousa
Bloomberg News

From China’s revenge beef buying to a baby chicks shortage and European weather risks, here’s a snapshot of key food stories from around the world:

Salad Shortages

The great British salad crisis continues. UK supermarket bosses were summoned to meet with the government to explain how they will ensure availability of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. A handful of major grocers have had to ration purchases in the hope common courtesy can help them avoid free-for-alls in the fresh fruit and vegetable aisles.

Empty shelves in the fruit and vegetable aisles of a Tesco supermarket, Burgess Hill.
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In the meantime, growers are calling for more government help to stave off further produce shortages — demanding a more reliable workforce, ...