CO2 Cartridge Shortage Leads to Beer Rationing in UK

You may have heard that there's a carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the  United Kingdom, which is bad news for beer drinkers. To this end, CNN  reports that a major UK wholesaler has taken the dramatic step of  limiting bars and grocers to 10 cases of beer per brand each day. Carbon  dioxide is a byproduct of ammonia produced for use in fertilizer, and  the CO2 shortage stems from the fact that several major European ammonia  plants are currently closed for maintenance. CNN reports that the  shortage could also limit meat production, as CO2 is often used to stun  animals like chicken and pigs before they're slaughtered.

Source:  CNN