Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall’s BBC1 investigation into food waste kicks off!
UK businesses throw out over 7 million tonnes of food annually before it even gets to your plate – that’s enough to lift all the hungry people in the UK out of food poverty, and equal to about half the food wasted in the UK. Hugh’s three-part series, which Feedback’s Founder Tristram Stuart was a contributor and advisor to, will prove a fascinating examination into the shocking and tragic reasons for food waste around the country. The first episode will broadcast on BBC1 2/11 at 9pm. Tune in to witness the hidden aspects of food waste first hand.
Also, don’t forget to follow along on Twitter for a live chat and Q&A with Tristram Stuart and members of the Feedback team who will be answering all your questions about food waste. Be sure to use #wastenot.
For further insight into food waste have a look at BBC Magazine’s Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky.
We’ve also seen the launch of Stop the Rot an exciting new campaign from our friends This is Rubbish. Stop the Rot challenges supermarkets to be transparent about the massive 7 million tonnes of food waste in their supply chain and commit to ambitious targets to reduce this food waste by 30% by 2025.
You can read even more about what Feedback has been up to in our latest newsletter available here: NEWSLETTER