Food waste

… and what to do with it.

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We waste a heck of a lot of food worldwide: in fact about one third of it according to the FAO.

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SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction | fao.org  read about it here.

In less developed countries nearly all of the fruit and vegetables waste happens before they even reach the shops or markets. In more developed countries still more than half of waste happens before purchase.

Do good save food poster this is a handy reminder to check our behaviour. ‘In medium and high-income countries food is wasted and lost mainly at later stages in the supply chain. Differing from the situation in developing countries, the behaviour of consumers plays a huge part in industrialized countries.’

They also supply some educational material for school-children.

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Here are some great ideas on how to deal with the issue – and plenty of food for thought:

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Avoiding Food Losses and Waste | save-food.org

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Buyacow.uk - Buy a cow

crowdbutching.com

Vegans are outraged at new ‘crowdbutching’ website buyacow.uk which lets customers chip in for part of an animal before it is butchered in a bid to reduce food waste | dailymail.co.uk

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Does Your Box of “Ugly” Produce Really Help the Planet? Or Hurt it? | newrepublic.com

wonky veg | tescoplc.com

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In the US, there’s quite a campaign:

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Navigate to Save The Food home page

savethefood.com

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And in the UK too:

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lovefoodhatewaste.com

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The LFHW project was set up by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) in 2000 “to promote sustainable waste management”:

wrap.org.uk/about-us/our-history

wrap.org.uk/content/love-food-hate-waste

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Finally, Recycle Devon has put together a new online recipe book to help Devon residents waste less food and save up to £800 a year:

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Click here for your FREE downloadable copy! 

Recycle Devon launches new online recipe book to help reduce food waste | sidmouthherald.co.uk

   
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