Because of an Arab country. Tomato crisis hits Britain

Shortages of imported fruits and vegetables in Britain have forced supermarkets to impose restrictions on purchases such as a maximum of 3 tomatoes to be sold per customer, with farmers and retailers warning that the situation is worsening amid falling domestic production.

After Britain initially had a shortage of only tomatoes, the crisis has expanded to include shortages of other types of fruit and vegetables, prompting retailers to impose sales restrictions.

After Morocco banned tomato exports to meet the needs of the national market, in light of the wave of high prices witnessed by most agricultural products, British markets witnessed a skyrocketing price of tomatoes.

According to a video posted on social media, it is documented that the price of Moroccan tomatoes. After the ban on its export to Britain, 80 Moroccan dirhams per kg arrived.

Professionals from Britain linked the shortfall to declining tomato supplies from Morocco and Spain, the country's main suppliers, and a lack of domestic production.

Severe weather in North Africa and southern Europe has damaged crops that normally feed the UK during the winter.

Rising gas prices have led to a reduction in production in greenhouses in Britain and the Netherlands, it said.

Faced with the empty shelf crisis, major British stores urged customers to buy no more than three packs of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, salad bags, broccoli, cauliflower and berries, while other stores set specific quotas for each consumer to buy some vegetables, the Times and AFP reported.

A spokesman for one supermarket group in Britain cited "source-specific challenges in obtaining some of the products" grown in the region.

"We temporarily imposed a limit of 3 grains of each product for a very small number of fruits and vegetables so that customers could get the products they were looking for," the official said.

This procedure includes tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, salad bags, broccoli, cauliflower, berries.

Another chain of stores announced that it will not allow any customer to buy more than two tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and peppers.