Gem of the day

Breaking down the increasingly artificial barriers between how we define 'developed' and 'developing' countries is getting easier. It's now official that the UK:
  • Is in food poverty.Thanks to soaring food prices and shrinking incomes, many families are going through a nutritional recession.
  • Is in energy poverty. As the Big 6 utilities continue to increase energy prices by as much as 10% (funny that they all settled on similar hikes at such similar times), 7.2 million households are now living in fuel poverty.
  • Is starting to experience water poverty. Scarcity of supply coupled with higher prices has already made 4 million households "water poor".
If that isn't proof to underpin the case for a truly green economy, I don't know what is.

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