Thursday, December 05, 2013

Hunger games

It'll be interesting to hear the government's explanation as to why the publication of research they commissioned into the issue of food poverty has been delayed. A group of doctors and academics writing to the British Medical Journal have suggested that it may be because the findings are unpalatable, providing evidence that the austerity measures and cuts are pushing people (including many children) into malnutrition. Best to do what the drug companies do and just embargo or scrap the report, rather than actually address the issues it raises, eh?

(Thanks to Owen for the link.)

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