Sorry, but even so food is still cheap in the UK.
After moving to the US, and congratulating myself on cheap petrol, cars, TVs, consoles and a whole bunch of things that don't really matter - I then found out why people don't eat properly here.
Price of eggs gone up 20p for 1/2 a dozen you say? Well that would put them about 50p cheaper than you'll find them here.
Basically if it's necessary to life - utilities, health care, food - then it costs more than double in the US over almost anywhere else that has food in supermarkets.
You won't find a loaf of bread for under 2 quid, unless it's that stodgy white stuff the supermarket makes themselves. They think it's normal to pay a couple of notes for a tinned fruit for god's sake - I've actually met people that think it's some sort of luxury item.
Health care is the same - which is the truly odd thing. In a country where almost everyone has to pay (and pay big) for any sort of treatment, they are completely obsessed with going to the doctor for anything that makes them feel slightly under the weather. Head cold? 200 quid doctor's visit and a completely useless antibiotic prescription (way to create super-bacteria, guys, well done indeed). When it comes to filling that prescription, they're told that buying it from a country like Canada (which sells medicine for normal prices) is dangerous, because the exact same pills both countries imported from a 3rd world facility staffed by children aren't safe - unless a US government agency checked to make sure they're expensive enough.
After all we're supposed to believe that the same agency that approved pills that literally killed people are the only guys we should trust to make sure imported drugs are safe. Sorry I'll take the Cannucks food and safety people over the bought and paid for US equivalent every time.
And what do you get for the extra money - this double the norm on everyday food items like bread, eggs and bacon? Oversight that won't warn people if beef comes from mad cow sources or is artificially fattened by hormone and steroid injections. It's absolutely vital the farming industry isn't harmed by negative press, not when the only cost is people getting cancer and brain disease.