High prices hitting the poor

EDITOR – Oxfam have predicted significant food price increases in the next 20 years, a threat to poor people all over the world.

They are probably right, but not for the reasons they cite.

Periodical global warming historically leads to rising cereal crop yields as there has been no significant global warming since 1995 it would seem there will be no relief from that scenario.

However the massive shift to turning agricultural land over to bio fuel production, in short burning food has already seen a dramatic increase in food prices.

Add to this the forthcoming increases in energy prices, mainly self-inflicted by a misunderstanding of politicians on its causes and effect, poor people are in for a bad time.

Godfrey Bloom

UKIP MEP for Market Rasen