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How Labour can seize the initiative on food policy

Food will be one of the major challenges of the 21st century – and one on which the UK Labour party can lead on

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Coalition Britain: hungry children eating out of bins

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Hungry children in Stoke-on-Trent have been rummaging through bins looking for something to eat.

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The government’s overall objective should be simple: zero hunger

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Food poverty is an extreme example of what happens when the welfare system breaks down.

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Number of Londoners using food banks doubles, new figures show

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Almost 96,000 people collected three days emergency food aid from a London food bank in the last financial year.

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Coalition ‘in denial’ about food bank use, according to new report

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The coalition needs to “own up to the role it’s playing” in the growth of food banks, a new report says.

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Food bank bashing: when poverty dares speak its name

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The Tories are trying to discredit food banks because the alternative would be to accept that their policies are creating poverty.

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Government citing out of date figures in attempt to wriggle out of food bank shame

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The government is citing out of date figures in an attempt to wriggle out of its food bank shame, writes James Bloodworth.

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A crisis made in Downing Street: one MILLION people visit food banks

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Almost one million people had to rely on a food bank for emergency food aid in the past year.

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DWP advises jobcentres on foodbank referrals

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The DWP has been advising jobcentres on referring benefit claimants to food banks – despite the government’s insistence that food banks do not form part of the welfare system.

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How the cost of food soared during the recession

To get an idea of just why so many people are struggling, take a look at this graph, which tracks the increase in the cost of basic food items from 2012 to 2013.

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