Food Waste

It's Time We Lifted the Lid on the Supermarket Supply Chain

Rosie Boycott | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Rosie Boycott

Many businesses waste more food in a day than a consumer wastes in a year. We need to stop the rot. Roughly a third of the food grown worldwide is wa...

Why Generation Y Should Fight Food Waste

Dr Liz Goodwin | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Dr Liz Goodwin

Why should young people care about food waste? Because they will be one of the first generations to really feel the effects of the world's rapidly growing population, such as increased food demand, food shortages and higher prices. And what can they do about it? Be the generation that really makes positive change.

Waste Less, Save More a Pioneering Approach to Cutting Food Waste

Trewin Restorick | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Trewin Restorick

24 million slices of bread are thrown out by UK households every day, according to research revealed this week from WRAP Surprisingly more than one in five households admit to binning an entire loaf of bread before even opening or slicing it. It is yet more evidence that we still haven't cracked the problem of food waste.

How Russia's Destruction of Food Led to the Birth of New Leaders

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Today is an important day in Russia: over 400,000 signatures will be delivered to President Putin in Moscow in protest of the Government's destruction of imported food.

Combating Food Waste

Frontier | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

To reduce your carbon footprint, think about the foods you eat: Stick to seasonal fruit and vegetables - they will need less watering and artificial heat to grow - and focus on local produce that doesn't require much air travel and cut down on products such as meat that require a lot of water and release a large amount of greenhouse gases in the production process.

For The Love Of Cheddar... Russia Destroys Seven Tonnes of 'Illegal' Cheese

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

Russia is destroying seven tons of illegally imported cheese in retaliation against sanctions imposed on Moscow by the EU and allies over the conflict...

Food Waste - Volunteering in Nicaragua with Raleigh International

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Rebecca Tracy

I'm sure we've all seen it in our flat, house, friend or family's home. A pile of food sitting on the worktop rotting away. Or that piece of fruit that we forgot to throw out which has morphed into a blue-green furry alien.

To Advance Food Security, Cold Chains Have to Get Moving

Toby Peters | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

The affordability of food requires populations to have access to enough nutritional produce at a stable price. For farmers to see a return on their produce, it must retain its value in transit and be kept fresh.

We're Tackling the Top Ten Food Waste Usual Suspects, and Getting Healthier in the Process

Mike Coupe | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Mike Coupe

We know that our customers expect the very best from us. As retailers we're expected to lead the way when it comes to matters of nutrition, sourcing and sustainability - and that's right. Right now, supply chain donation is a pioneering approach. Hopefully it won't be another twenty years before we see the industry following suit.

Food Waste Is Simply Too Big and Too Serious an Issue for Us to Ignore

Dave Lewis | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK
Dave Lewis

One of the biggest issues supermarkets must face up to is food waste... The fact is there are people up and down the country who are hungry, and could really use the food we throw away. And one day, we want all of that food - all 30,000 tonnes of it - to be turned into those 70million meals for the people who need it.

France Just Set A Shining Example Of How Not To Waste Food

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

France has made it illegal for big supermarkets to throw away edible food, in a bold move designed to reduce the country's chronic food waste. A se...

Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow

Trewin Restorick | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trewin Restorick

In a chestnutshell Festive Freeze aims to help households save money and stamp out the absurdity of food waste. But it is not just households that can benefit from the campaign. Across the UK the prize for cutting food waste is considerable as it is estimated that a concerted effort could prevent £30billion tonnes of food being wasted by 2025.

How Youngsters Are Leading the Fight Against Food Poverty

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Up to 4.3 million tonnes of surplus food is produced each year, but only 2% of that goes to charities to feed the hungry. Around 3.7 million tonnes of this is destroyed or burned. While the political pressure simmers, an army of young activists are striving to tackle these issues from the front line. Chief amongst them is Grace Jones, a 15-year-old campaigner from Croydon.

Let's Squash Food Waste

Trewin Restorick | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Trewin Restorick

They are the sort of statistics that leave you shaking your head in disbelief. The average UK family throws away the equivalent of 24 meals a month wasting £720 a year in the process. Overall Britons are chucking away 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year. This seems illogical when households are being heavily squeezed financially and need to look after every penny.

Will Pumpkin Waste Haunt You This Halloween?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Growing up in a large family, my mother had very much a 'waste not, want not' attitude which has stuck with me to this day. This is prevalent in our 100% recycled Polarfleece range for little ones - mostly made from waste plastic bottles - thereby offsetting our plastics production and helping to reduce detrimental impacts on the environment.

This Restauranteur Serves Food Straight From The Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the kind of person who cuts mould off of out-of-date cheese and eats it anyway, then you're in luck - for a new café is set to cater to you...

Brilliant Food Waste Reduction Campaign Celebrates Ugly Fruit And Veg

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever sifted through apples trying to find the most shiny one or turned your nose up at a bent carrot? You're not alone, many of us recoil at the sight...

Look Back to Look Forward

Sian Breslin | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

1954; not only the year I landed on this planet, but also the year that food rationing in post war Britain finally ended. 60 years later (shhh... don't tell anyone) with the myriad of food related illness and problems that are in the news every day, I wonder whether we're any better off now than then?

Tackling Food Waste - Food for Thought

Adam Shaw | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Adam Shaw

With so many people going hungry or even starving, it seems obscene for so many of us to throw away so much food in so many parts of the world. It has been estimated that 1.3billion tonnes of food goes to waste globally each year. It is both a technical problem and a problem of attitude.

The Problem With the 'Pig Idea'

Alastair Butler | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Butler

'The Pig Idea' was started by food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart and Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers, both of whom I have a huge amount of respect for. However I have joined the debate as there are some issues in their argument which I feel need addressing on behalf of BPEX and the pig farming industry...

How DEFRA Wastes The Equivalent Of A Truck Load Of Food Each Month

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics

Since coming to office coalition ministers have been keen to tell Britons to stop wasting food - but government departments should probably be prepare...

Jessica Elgot

9 Foods That You Really Don't Need To Throw Away | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Tesco has revealed that 28,500 tonnes of food has been thrown away in the first six months of this year, including two-thirds of produce grown for bag...

POLL: How Much Food Do You Throw Away?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Rarely is the case that the average household consumes 99% of what it purchases, but we didn't know the situation was quite this bad. Apparently, we'r...

Tesco Reveals Shocking Levels Of Food Waste

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Tesco has seen 28,500 tonnes of food thrown away in the first six months of this year, the supermarket giant has revealed for the first time. The c...

Do Looks Matter? Report Shows 40% Of Fruit And Veg Wasted, Because They're... Ugly

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Up to two-fifths of a crop of fruit or vegetables can be wasted because it is "ugly", a report on food waste has shown. Produce grown in the UK tha...