Waking up to food waste

It looks like we are beginning to wake up to the issue of food waste. We are being told that if we are going to feed the world we will need to double food production with all the stress on planetary resources that that will bring (land use, soil depletion, energy inputs, water, etc) and yet we have too often been ignoring the fact that between 30% and 45% of the food produced never reaches us, it is “wasted”. 

So it is great to read that supermarkets and other retailers are starting to tackle this issue, for example the Coop have just signed a deal with FairShare. This is great news but so much more could be done and what would be even better would be if we could change our whole attitude towards food production and retailing so that there was less “wastage” in the first place.

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