Poverty

David Cameron has abandoned his food poverty pledge

PM has turned his back on food poverty pledge

By Laurence Gibbons

The UK government has been accused of turning its back on its promise of an ‘all-out assault’ on food poverty to prevent hungry people relying on food banks.

The Daily Mirror is backing calls for a Parliamentary debate on the nation's growing reliance on food banks

Unite urges parliamentary debate on food banks

By Michael Stones

Unite, the UK’s biggest union, has demanded a parliamentary debate into hunger, as the nation’s food banks prepare to feed 60,000 people this Christmas.

Will the poor pay the price of high welfare?

Will the poor pay the price of high welfare?

By Rick Pendrous

Dairy farmers have been taking to the streets. They have been protesting outside parliament and at the premises of milk processors about the poor prices they are being paid for milk - sometimes 5p a litre below the costs of production.

Europe's GM barrier is 'starving the poor’

Europe's GM barrier is 'starving the poor’

By Rick Pendrous

The EU is exacerbating poverty and starvation in the developing world via barriers against genetic modification (GM), says one of the UK’s leading scientists.

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