LUNCH PRICES HIKED TO HIGHLIGHT PROBLEMS FACED BY THIRD WORLD

 
Elizabeth Fournier
LONDONERS may be accustomed to signing away the vast majority of their pay packet on the capital’s rising rents, but what if everyday food was as much of an outlay, accounting for 50 to 80 per cent of income every month?

That’s what the Red Cross is hoping to highlight as it takes over popular City lunchspot Spitalfields Market today, upping prices by 500-800 per cent to show how food price inflation is hitting the world’s poorest countries.

The Food Insecurity Market will set up shop in Spitalfields today ahead of World Food Day on Sunday, hosted by TV star and chef Hardeep Singh Kohli.

With the price of a loaf of bread hiked to between £5-£7, and a tin of baked beans set to hit around £6, The Capitalist thinks it doesn’t sound like a bad deal compared to some of the City’s more pricey establishments...

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