Food Waste

How To Store Your Fruit And Veg To Make It Last Longer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you find you're constantly throwing out food that's gone off, it may mean you're storing it incorrectly. Certain fruit and veg produce gases during...

Who are the Pioneers in the Fight Against Food Waste?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The average UK household throws away £470 of food a year hitting them in the pocket and causing wider environmental damage. A host of new organisat...

Britain's Supermarkets Just Did Something Wonderful For Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

Supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons have signed up to a radical pledge to slash their food and drink waste by a fifth over...

A Taste of the Future of Food

Dr Richard Swannell | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Dr Richard Swannell

Let's kick off with some figures on food. Consider, that one third of all food that is produced globally, is wasted. This costs the global economy up to $300billion a year, and for the average family in the UK - that translates to around £700 per year. And all this is happening whilst almost a billion people around the world go to bed hungry each night.

Tesco Makes Boldest Commitment Yet To Cut Food Waste And Feed The Hungry

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

Tesco has raised the stakes in attempts by British supermarkets to cut food waste and feed the hungry. The UK's biggest grocery chain has committed...

The Students Trying To Solve The Food Waste Problem At Universities

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students is hoping to combat food waste at Cambridge University by launching a scheme to donate excess produce to food banks. Shivan Thakra...

Scotland Is Going To Save Half A Billion Pounds By Eating More Food

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK

Campaigners have hailed Scotland's landmark decision to cut food waste by a third over the next decade as a "big victory". Environment Secretary Ri...

Food Waste: The Illogical Equation

Millie Morris | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Morris

As I watch 50 moist, perfectly round mini quiches mercilessly thrust into a waste bin, flakes of pastry and cheese fluttering from their industrial tray into a dark gaping mouth, my stomach sinks. The caterer promptly puts the tray down and continues her waste rampage, efficiently ridding the kitchen of leftover food from an event.

Pensioners Are Eating Food Saved From Landfill.. But It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Pensioners are going to be given food that was destined for the landfill, at a groundbreaking café aiming to tackle a malnutrition crisis among older...

Are You Ready to Eat 'Wonky' Fruit and Veg?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

Most of the time we start with the recipe and then collect the ingredients to fit around what we need. But its time to start thinking about what we have in our fridge, what's best in season or what is there an abundance and how can we can incorporate it into a recipe - or how we make it the best it can be!

The Wonky Way to Waste Less

Frontier | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Frontier

Jamie Oliver has always been a food crusader, as has his mate Jimmy Doherty, and their relentlessness has yielded another glimmer of success and progr...

Waste Less Food and Eat More Kebabs!

Nathan Coyle | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nathan Coyle

I looked in my freezer to see what I have, I bought a whole load of reduced mince beef for £4 a while ago, I just put separated it all and froze them separately, that will do! Ladies and gentlemen, in the spirit of the challenge I present to you my recipe for Black Country kebabs, with fried paprika onions and tomato salsa...

Can a Derbyshire Town Lead a UK Food Waste Revolution

Trewin Restorick | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The Swadlincote adventure is launched on Wednesday 27th January and the year ahead promises to be intriguing. If all goes well it could be the Derbyshire town does revolutionise the way the UK address food waste.

What Will Be the Key Sustainability Trends in 2016?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?

How Relevant Is Food Waste in the Climate Change Debate?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

As many leaders from around the world meet in Paris to discuss world climate change this week, will food waste get onto the agenda or will it remain the 'big elephant in the room' as usual?!

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
Frontier

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.