OPINION - The Leader podcast: ‘Salad crisis’ crunch talks & energy cap latest

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Supermarket bosses in the UK were drafted in for an emergency meeting with ministers on Monday, to discuss how they plan to deal with the so-called ‘salad crisis’.

Poor weather in Northern Africa and Southern Europe has impacted crops of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and lettuce normally imported into the UK, leading to empty shelves across the country.

The likes of Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons and Lidl have introduced rationing for some produce, to make sure items are available for customers.

Christopher Elliot, Professor of Food Safety and Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, explains what has caused the ‘salad crisis’ and how the problem might be fixed.

The Evening Standard’s Jonathan Prynn also speaks to The Leader podcast about the upcoming rise in energy bills.

Jonathan explains why households are expected to pay around 20 per cent more on their bills, despite Ofgem cutting the energy price cap.

Listen above, and find us on your Spotify Daily Drive or wherever you stream your podcasts.