Food Prices

It's Not Just Marmite, It's Bisto Too

Nick Abbot | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Nick Abbot

Unilever said it and Tesco said it and Nestle said it: prices are going to go up. Tesco is the biggest retailer in the land, Unilever and Nestle are two of the biggest food companies on earth. These companies are packed with experts in possession of facts but we are no longer interested in experts and facts.

The Cost Of Food After 'Brexit'

Fjona Krasniqi | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Fjona Krasniqi

Although the conflict was quickly resolved, 'Marmitegate' could be the beginning of supermarkets hiking prices in response to the fall in the pound. Before the referendum the sterling against the euro was 1.30, with the pound falling to €1.12. The sterling has fallen to a 31 year low.

Brexit Will Benefit Both Farmers and Consumers

Jayne Adye | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jayne Adye

With the referendum really heating up in recent weeks, there has been a surplus of outlandish claims coming from both sides. With plenty of column inches already dedicated to the Prime Minister's scaremongering about the dangers of World War 3 if we Leave the EU, the ordinary voter can understandably come to the conclusion the whole referendum issue is a bit of a storm in a teacup...

Pro-EU Claims About Food Prices Going Up After Brexit 'Utter Lies'

Louise Bours | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Politics
Louise Bours

Propaganda about food prices going up if Britain chose to leave the European Union has moved beyond scaremongering to utter lies.

Struggling Dairy Farmers Forced to Diversify to Survive

Morgan Meaker | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Every day, dairy farmers Andrew and Jane Charlesworth lose £130. They're not even close to making a profit. "Milk has become a throwaway commodity," says Andrew. "It's cheaper than water." The Charlesworth's story is typical. Dairy farmers up and down the country are struggling.

There's a Reason Why Supermarkets' 'Value' Ranges Are So Cheap - And It's Got Nothing to Do With Value

Clare Finney | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

No more could the aforementioned baker afford to love baking if he were to sell his loaves at the supermarket price of 75p a loaf. "If this was an industrial bakery," he observed tartly, "we'd employ three or four people and it would be automated."

The Co-op's Demise Has Serious Implications for British Farms

Nash Riggins | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

The Co-op is in trouble again. Just months after its financial arm all but collapsed, the company has been forced to admit it's completely haemorrhaging cash. And facing some £2bn in losses, it only makes sense Co-op bosses have decided it's time to go into shutdown mode.

Supermarkets 'Rattling The Cages' Of Scottish Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Politics

Scots will have to pay more for their food if Scotland gains independence next year, as Britain's biggest supermarket chains will be forced to increas...

Banks Making BILLIONS In Food Price Bets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Five major banks made an estimated £2.2 billion over two years from betting on the price of food including wheat, maize and soy, which has sparked ac...

The True Cost of Shampoo and Sugar

Damon Boughen | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Damon Boughen

A few weeks ago I swapped my usual stomping ground of Oxford for a similarly beautiful location, Brussels. I was fortunate enough to be taken as part of a collective of NGOs and charities to the European Union; a life changing experience in itself. We went there to talk about something else that is life changing for entirely differently reasons; land grabs.

A More Capable Supremacy of Influence

Robert Bradley | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Bradley

In the wake of the recent foreboding news that Tesco's are planning to increase their prices, word of mouth has never been a more capable supremacy of influence.

Era Of Cheap Food Is Over, Tesco Boss Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

The era of cheap food in Britain is over, the boss of Tesco has said. Chief executive Philip Clarke said the growing pressure on global food suppli...

Squeezing The Middle

PA | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Around 1.5 million more families are feeling financially squeezed than a year ago despite signs of blossoming confidence in the economy, research has ...

Britain's Richest MP Claims Families Waste £50 A Month On Food

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Richard Benyon, listed as the most wealthy MP in the Commons and the heir to a £125million fortune, has criticised British families for wasting food....

UK Food Habits Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've thought that the cost of feeding yourself -- and your family -- has soared in recent years, well you're not imagining it. According to a...

Why Thinking Too Small Increases Your Food Bill

John Bunzl | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

Albert Einstein famously said "We won't solve present problems with the same thinking that created them", so reminding us that it's the inadequate way we think about our problems that always explains our inability to solve them.

Debating How Child Poverty Is Measured Must Not Distract From Urgent Action Needed to Tackle It

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

Barnardo's believes that the scandal of child poverty in this country will only be tackled when action is taken to improve both the income and the access to services that the poorest families have. We know that money matters to the poorest families - especially when rising living costs, stagnating wages, a weak labour market and spending cuts are placing more pressure on them than ever before. Many families in poverty in the UK live on just £12 per person per day after housing costs. That £12 has to stretch to cover everything: food, electricity, water, gas, bus fares.

Rising Food Prices? Time to Create More 'Resilient' Food Systems Worldwide

Dr Julia Wright | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Julia Wright

Last week's prediction that food prices will rise after poor UK harvests due to the recent wet weather has set the alarm bells ringing amongst the general public at a time when finances for many families are already stretched to the limit.

Wet Summer To Push Up UK Food Prices

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Food prices are likely to rise after farmers in England and Wales reported poor harvests due to the rainy summer. Wheat yields fell 14.1% this year...

Food Prices Set To Rise: Tips To Eat Well For Less

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A report released earlier this week warned consumers to prepare for a 15% increase as farmers are struggling to afford expensive animal feed for their...

Biofuels Are Causing Misery for Millions and Costing UK Consumers

Ruth Kelly | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Ruth Kelly

They were touted as the solution to climate change but they have ended up making it worse, depriving millions of people of food, land and water - and UK consumers are paying the price at the pump. Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels has backfired and only big business is benefitting.

Making a Killing From Food Price Rises

Leah Kreitzman | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Politics
Leah Kreitzman

Recent analysis from Save the Children and World Vision shows that in the Sahel region currently one million children are at risk of starvation because their families can't access affordable nutritious food, having sold off their assets, their cattle and tools, to cope with the lingering drought.

How Agroecology Can Support Food Security

Dr Julia Wright | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Julia Wright

We need to acknowledge that food security is not just a third world problem. Food prices rose by 4.6% between March 2011 and March 2012. However, as most of us are able to afford to eat well, this fuels a perception that food security is not a problem in the UK. The key issue actually lies in how food security is interconnected with other serious issues.

Hunger Hits The World's Poorest Families As Food Prices Soar

PA | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK

The world's poorest families are cutting back on food and sending children out to work in order to survive, according to a survey by Save the Children...

Friends Of The Earth Accuses Banks Of Causing 'Catastrophic Instability' In Food Markets

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

European banks and financial institutions are supporting damaging speculation in agricultural commodity markets and financing “land grabs” in the ...