Food prices on the rise

From the Guelph Mercury, April 8, 2011

Higher food prices will hurt the poor

by Rob O’Flanagan, Mercury Staff

GUELPH — Low-income families will be hardest hit by rising food prices, local food experts say. Everything from bread to meat is expected to increase in price throughout the year.

Randalin Ellery, coordinator of the Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, said food prices are already high for people living in poverty – whether they are on social assistance or among the working poor. Higher prices will further restrict their access to fresh produce and meat.

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