The Price of Meat
Those of you who enjoy flesh, as indeed I do, will be concerned to know that the price of meat in the UK is going to rise.
Meat prices will rise as farmers pass on the rise in costs of wheat and animal feed. Deloittes report that the costs of these items have almost doubled for farmers.
Deloittes warn that the price rises are vital, as the industry is at "breaking point" after the recent foot-and-mouth scare and floods.
The bad weather has not just been confined to the UK, but to key grain growing areas such as Canada and parts of Europe. There are now fears of a grain shortfall, exacerbated by the rising demand from the biofuel industry which uses the grain to produce ethanol for cars.
The Labour government's "Islington centred" neglect of the countryside for the last 10 years will come home back to haunt them.