Monday 23 June
The price of basic foodstuffs is increasing dramatically and the surging costs are being felt by consumers in the UK who are seeing their highest food bills for years. Dispatches investigates the causes of these price rockets and the impact it is having on shoppers and food producers. Jay Rayner, food critic, journalist and author, asks why the UK has become so reliant on food imports and if enough is being done to stem the problem of price inflation. The film features the stories of how two families are dealing with increasing prices, and looks at ways to eat more economically.