Baroness Jenkin has apologised for suggesting poor people "don't know how to cook".
The Conservative peer said she was attempting to highlight that as a society we have lost our ability to cook.
It comes as a panel published a report on how to address the number of Britons who are struggling to feed themselves.
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the plight of the hunger-stricken in Britain was worse than he had seen in refugee camps.