Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

"The possibility of more rises in food prices is a "major, major worry" for the UK and other countries, the Bank of England governor has warned."


Someone waking up at last?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61469532

What exactly can the BoE or the government do about global forces? Did you see they are talking about easing the cost of living crisis by changing the MOT laws to mean a car need only be MOT'ed every two years? These people are fudging insane.
 

DaveGrohl

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What exactly can the BoE or the government do about global forces? Did you see they are talking about easing the cost of living crisis by changing the MOT laws to mean a car need only be MOT'ed every two years? These people are fudging insane.
And not following through on the abolition of BOGOF is plain bonkers. If they still kept half price it would mean more people would benefit from the (exact same) offer whilst not generating as much food waste in the first place, which is exactly what BOGOF generates whilst discriminating against single people households.
 

britishblue

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Scottish Borders
Lot's of mainstream media attention now but when do you think Government will comment on it? Don't know what the plebs are on about, we had a fine menu at the members club on Saturday night,Sunday night,Monday night etc. Bloody whingeing farmers destroying the planet with their methane burpers.
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
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South Molton
And not following through on the abolition of BOGOF is plain bonkers. If they still kept half price it would mean more people would benefit from the (exact same) offer whilst not generating as much food waste in the first place, which is exactly what BOGOF generates whilst discriminating against single people households.
Bloody bogof hides the true market prices.

Strawberries will be on bogof soon why? Because they will be more plentiful and over supplied, the price should go down but no they do a bogof deal and make the consumer think aww how nice of the supermarket to give us one free! When actually they could have spent half as much and not thrown 3/4 of the second punnet away!
 

robs1

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First thing the government need to do is to put up a list of ingredients to make say a shepherds pie and how much they cost and then the cost of a ready made supermarket one and then say a McDonald's or pizza and show people how to save money on eating, with over half of people overweight there is a huge amount to be saved, plus of course more by not wasting food .
Of course the government wont as it will be deemed offensive to people.
 

Hjcarter

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What exactly can the BoE or the government do about global forces? Did you see they are talking about easing the cost of living crisis by changing the MOT laws to mean a car need only be MOT'ed every two years? These people are fudging insane.
Encourage us to invest in UK sourced energy and food...

Increase tax on non-essentials - new cars, holidays, hot tubs, etc... Have a separate interest rate for housing and consumer credit.... There are/ were options...
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
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South Molton
First thing the government need to do is to put up a list of ingredients to make say a shepherds pie and how much they cost and then the cost of a ready made supermarket one and then say a McDonald's or pizza and show people how to save money on eating, with over half of people overweight there is a huge amount to be saved, plus of course more by not wasting food .
Of course the government wont as it will be deemed offensive to people.
Cost of food is immaterial, they are buying time.

Hence the rise of food delivery companies delivering fast food.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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