Five major banks made an estimated £2.2 billion over two years from betting on the price of food including wheat, maize and
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.
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.
The era of cheap food in Britain is over, the boss of Tesco has said. Chief executive Philip Clarke said the growing pressure
Around 1.5 million more families are feeling financially squeezed than a year ago despite signs of blossoming confidence
Richard Benyon, listed as the most wealthy MP in the Commons and the heir to a £125million fortune, has criticised British
If you've thought that the cost of feeding yourself -- and your family -- has soared in recent years, well you're not imagining
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.
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.
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.