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Number of UK poor receiving emergency food aid doubles -- Figures from Trussell Trust, which operates food banks, show 110,000 were referred for help between April and September

4 Grand Challenges To Energy, Food, And Water. According to a new report, global demands for food may increase by 35 percent by 2030. Photo credit: Flickr/jankie

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Why are payday loan companies free to shaft the poor?

Latest personal finance and money news, comment and information on your property, mortgages, insurance, savings and investments from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice

Citizens are behind the Solar and Wind renewable revolution in Germany, and the money they receive goes back to communities, not corporations, as it does in the US.

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'Scrounger' stigma puts poor people off applying for essential benefits

Research shows 'climate of fear' whipped up by media stories on benefit fraud delay or stop people in need from getting help

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Born poor? Bad luck, you have won last prize in the lottery of life

Born poor? Bad luck, you have won last prize in the lottery of life The rise of individualism and the celebration of the private over the public is undermining the strength of our social institutions

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Million jobless may face six months' unpaid work or have benefits stopped

Five more years of tough job market in most of UK, CEBR says. Unemployment will keep rising over the next five years in every UK region except the South East, East and London, a new report reveals, raising fears of a widening North-South divide.

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