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What Do You Do With 24 Tons of Beetroot Stockpiled for Brexit?

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Freshly harvested organic beetroots laying on the ground soil. Beetroots.

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To imagine the dilemma companies face when preparing for Brexit, think of 24 tons of beetroot.

After the U.K.’s departure from the Europe was delayed in March, Nimisha Raja was forced to rent a chilled container to store the 20,000 kilogram mountain of the crimson vegetable she’d ordered in anticipation of disruption.