Shortage: Lemons could run out by the end of Summer
THE UNITED KINGDOM has been hit by a worldwide shortage of lemons and Russia is snapping up what's left. Supplies of the tangy citrus fruit are running out with traders predicting empty shelves during the month of August if the situation continues. Prices have already shot up with a single lemon now selling for about double what it was this time last year. Prices are set to increase further as lemons run out due to a poor harvest following FREAK WEATHER conditions across the globe. The world markets were relying on bumper crops from the Southern Hemisphere following a terrible season in Europe from September 2007 to April 2008. But low temperatures and late frosts across the Southern Hemisphere have caused a drop in production and quality. Demand across the world now far outstrips supply.