Hunger and weight loss in one of the biggest economies in the world – BBC Newsnight

Hunger and weight loss in one of the biggest economies in the world – BBC Newsnight

New figures from the Trussell Trust seen by Newsnight show the nature and scale of food insecurity across the UK. 11 million people – 14% of all UK adults or their households – have experienced it in the year up to last summer.

Yesterday bosses of four of the big supermarkets denied making too much money from soaring prices, telling MPs the industry is ‘the most competitive’ it’s ever been.

Food inflation on things like bread, cereal, and chocolate has come down slightly, although remains very high at 18.3% – double the headline rate.

Newsnight’s Economics Editor Ben Chu meets some of those most under pressure, in South Shields, North East England.

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