Food prices have not kept up with inflation, according to the President of the IFA, Galway based farmer Joe Healy.

A new UK study published today is warning that in the wake of the country’s recent heatwave pressure on crop production has increased and it could mean a rise of 5 percent in the price of meat, dairy and vegetable products in supermarkets.

Mr Healy told Midwest News that extreme weather conditions here over the past number of months will also put a strain on food supply.

 He says in the 1960s a family on average spent 30 percent of their salary on food, that has now reduced to 15 percent on average and he attributes the reduction on CAP.

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