Tuesday, 17 March 2015

UK food system fails the poor (report)

A Recipe for Inequality

The Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty has gathered evidence on how the UK’s food system serves those on low incomes. This interim report shows those on the lowest incomes are losing out from our food system. Food price rises have hit low-income households and now those on lower incomes spend a greater proportion of their budget on food. And while the proliferation of supermarkets has held food prices down, it has come at the cost of huge pressure on the food supply chain. Low pay and zero hour contracts are rife. The commission will present its final report later this year and recommend what politicians can do to fix Britain’s unequal and unsustainable food system.

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