Thérèse Coffey’s ‘eat turnips’ message leaves bitter taste after UK’s biggest grower gives up

It wasn’t a cunning plan, but Thérèse Coffey sparked more interest in turnips than anyone since Blackadder when she suggested that people might eat them instead of tomatoes.
The environment secretary’s response to salad shortages attracted more ridicule than Baldrick – even from Vladimir Putin, who suggested last week that sanctions against Russia had backfired on the west.…

This story appeared on, 2023-03-18.
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