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Food price fears after wet weather

Shoppers have been warned that food prices are likely to rise, after recent wet weather led to poor harvests in the UK.

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) said wheat yields in England were down by almost 15% on the five-year average, with productivity down to 1980s levels.

The British Retail Consortium said food prices were already being driven up after a rise in grain costs, following the worst drought in 50 years in the US and a heatwave in Russia.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 10 Oct 2012