Investigate scale and causes of food poverty, say public health specialists

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 02 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3081
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

Public health specialists have urged the UK government to set up an independent working group to monitor nutrition and hunger linked to “increasing” food poverty.

The call came in an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron published on 1 May in the Lancet and signed by 170 members and associates of the Faculty of Public Health.1

The letter warned that increasing numbers of UK citizens were not earning enough to meet …

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