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Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron on food poverty in the UK - The Lancet

last modified May 29, 2014 01:12 PM

John R Ashton,  John Middleton and Tim Lang, on behalf of 170 signatories, call on Prime Minister David Cameron to address the issue of food poverty in the UK

During the past 5 years, food has been one of the three top factors in price inflation, sufficient to worry even higher-income consumers. In a time of high fuel prices, this inflation has translated into families cutting back on fresh fruit and vegetables and buying cheap, sweet, fatty, salty, or processed foods that need little cooking. A vicious circle is set in motion, with poorer people having worse diets and contributing to the worrying rise in obesity, diabetes, and other dietary-related diseases.

doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60536-5

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