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The Hunger Gap

What is the Hunger gap? You might be surprised to know that every year, Britain experiences a brief period of what is known as the ‘Hunger gap’ (sometimes also called the ‘Hungry gap’) – typically between March to May. However, since modern food systems and supermarkets ensure that we have a continuous supply of various food, we never actually have to go hungry.     But back in the days when people didn’t have access to supermarkets, they had to get through these months relying on crops like potatoes and cabbage. This is because of UK’s geography – with a relatively high latitude, spring crops cannot be grown any earlier as it would be too cold. Also, by the time...

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