1. ‘Real wages’ have been falling since 2008
Solution: A statutory minimum wage, or a universal citizen’s income.
2. In some areas, more than a quarter of young people are unable to find work
3. Supermarkets make a profit from wasting 1.6 million tonnes of food a year
And we pay them to do it.
4. 147 million pre-school children have stunted growth from malnutrition
That’s more than twice the population of the UK. Food poverty is a global problem.
5. Climate change is set to decrease crop yields by 2% per decade from 2030
Without adaptation, a global average temperature increase of 1.0C is projected to reduce median yields by 2% per decade projected for the rest of the century , and after 2050 the risk of more severe impacts increases. These impacts will occur in the context of rising crop demand. IPPC report.