• 14 November 2017: Major campaign win – supermarkets to publish food waste figures

    At Feedback, we have consistently campaigned for supermarkets to publish their food waste data. Following on from our work Tesco became the first supermarket in the world to release a third-party audited report of its food waste throughout the supply chain. In 2016 Sainsbury’s agreed to release data on its in-store waste. But the other supermarkets continued to resist reporting by […]

  • 25 October 2017: Government closes its eyes to food waste challenge

    In a statement issued last week, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gave a disappointing response to recommendations for action on food waste made by a committee of MPs earlier this year. The recommendations were based on a long and thorough process of evidence-gathering and consideration, with the committee hearing from charities, including […]

  • 16 October 2017: Feedback part of European community of experts tackling food waste

    A new digital network has been launched to encourage collaboration and bring together expertise from across Europe and beyond in a focussed response to the global issue of food waste. The Community of Experts  aims to help drive action at every level of the supply chain by empowering individuals, organisations and nations through the sharing […]

  • 9 October 2017: That’s Total Bull!

    This Autumn, we’re calling out the biggest bull on your supermarket shelves. Every day, big brands take you for a ride when you buy your food. Marketing is powerful and food brands know that industrial farming doesn’t sell. So instead they jazz up their cheap meat with some pretty images and nice words, and hope […]

  • 6 October 2017: Food waste movement heating up in North America

    In 2016, we brought our flagship campaign Feeding the 5000 to America. At each event, we serve up a delicious communal feast for 5000 people made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted. We bring together a coalition of organisations that offer the solutions to food waste, raising the issue up the political agenda […]

  • 13 SEPTEMBER 2017: Thoughts on Wales’ target to halve food waste by 2025

    As was widely reported recently, Wales has put forward a target to halve food waste by 2025. This ambitious target trumps commitments made by the EU earlier in the year and the US to do the same by 2030. A report published by The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) this year recommended that […]

  • 24 August 2017: Why households alone can’t fix the food waste problem

    It’s easy to assume that the bulk of the British food waste problem lies in household bins. The most recent figures suggest that a whopping 71% of food waste, post-farm gate, occurs at the household level. If this is true, then surely the food waste movement should be focusing its efforts solely on household food […]

  • 24 July 2017: Feedback’s Comment on the Review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator

    Feedback is pleased the government recognises the important role of the GCA. We also welcome the review’s recognition that the there is more to do on awareness raising of the GCA among food suppliers. We remain concerned that a climate of fear persists across the supply chain. The review recognises “a reluctance on the part […]

  • 13 July 2017: A sneak peek at Feedback’s new model for the food system

    Food waste is just one symptom of a very big problem At Feedback, we have always argued that food waste is just one symptom of our dysfunctional food system (see our founder’s TED talk from 2012) – a system which produces too much food, and fails to use it efficiently, leading to both waste and hunger. What’s […]

  • 28 June 2017: Feedback supports A People’s Food Policy

    A People’s Food Policy was launched this week. Feedback is proud to support this policy and work together with other organisations to create a fair and just food system. “Our vision is of a food system where everybody, regardless of income, status or background, has secure access to enough good food at all times, without […]

  • 12 May 2017: Tesco food waste figures show efforts must increase

    We are pleased to see Tesco publish its food waste data in its Annual Report. Reporting on food waste alongside financial performance sends a strong message to investors that food waste is a material issue that can no longer be ignored. We also commend Tesco for its target that no food fit for human consumption […]

  • 1 May 2017: MPs call for national food waste target

    Feedback welcomes the publication of the recent Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee report on food waste in England. As expert witnesses to the Committee, we are pleased that the Committee clearly recognises the high environmental cost of food waste, and has taken up many of our recommendations. We particularly welcome the Committee’s recommendation […]

  • Where and how can I donate my surplus food?

    Got surplus food and want to feed bellies not bins?  Below is a list of organisations who can receive and use, or otherwise help with, donations of surplus food. Some of these organisations are active only in London, while others operate in various regions throughout the UK.  For more information please visit the websites of […]

  • Surplus fruit and vegetables used in Kenya to feed thousands

    In 2014 Feedback investigated Kenyan export supply chains and found that vast quantities of fruit and vegetables were being wasted due to strict cosmetic standards enforced by European retailers and unfair trading practices such as last minute order cancellations. On average 45% of fresh produce is rejected, and without sufficient demand in the local market […]

  • Work experience at Feedback HQ

    Amy Smith spent a week at Feedback HQ, here are her thoughts;   From the ages of 5 to my early adolescent years I was told by mum to stop wasting my food and to “eat everything” on my plate. Now at the age of 19 and on the verge of being an adult, it’s […]

  • Show cauliflowers some love!

    Feedback’s work was featured in the Sunday Times this week, exposing a colossal number of cauliflower going to waste on British farms. Geoff, one of our farming partners, spoke to the press about nearly a hundred thousand cauliflowers going to waste on his farm after his buyer dramatically reduced their order at the same time […]

  • Why we need to think beyond the bin to solve global food waste

    At Feedback, we have always argued that the scandal of food waste goes far beyond what consumers throw in their bin (see our founder’s TED talk from 2012). Our inefficient food system churns out mountains of food waste, many of which is lost along the food supply chain before ever reaching supermarket shelves. A new study […]

  • Campaign win – standardised date labels!

    In 2016 we brought our flagship campaign Feeding the 5000 to America, catalyzing the US food waste movement and sparking a desire to change the broken food system. Our number one ask at our events in the USA was immediate industry-led date label standardisation. This week we had a massive campaign win! Two major trade associations; […]