• 20 July 2018: What I learned from working at Feedback

    Rukhsar Shaikh spent two weeks working at Feedback in July 2018. During my two weeks of work experience at Feedback, I have learnt an immense amount about the devastating current state of climate change, which can still be resolved. I learned how Feedback’s work, along with young activists like me, can act to stop the […]

  • 20 June 2018: Are people who shop at Waitrose to blame for food waste?

    Anyone reading Rachel McCormack’s recent opinion piece in the Guardian could be forgiven for failing to reach a conclusion, on this and other matters, as she seems to be offering unanswered questions on a buy-one-get-one-free basis. Are supermarkets still liable for the food they give away? What are the legal and logistical realities of giving […]

  • 1 June 2018: Alternative World Milk Day

    Today is World Milk Day – who knew right?   It takes 1000 litres of water to produce just one litre of milk. Yet in the UK, milk is cheaper to buy than water. And every year we pour 500 million pints of the stuff down the drain – often because overly cautious date labels mean […]

  • 17 May 2018: Nine steps for Michael Gove to take towards a better food system

    As you’ve no doubt heard, the UK is leaving the EU… and that means a chance to rethink how we subsidise and regulate our agricultural system. Over the past weeks, the government ran a consultation on their proposals for replacing Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after Brexit. Along with 44,000 other respondents to the consultation, […]

  • 10 May 2018: Feedback response to Tesco’s publication of their annual food waste

    Responding to Tesco’s publication of their annual food waste data today, Carina Millstone, Executive Director of Feedback, said: ‘We are pleased to see that Tesco continues to show impressive leadership on food waste by publishing detailed, independently verified information on waste generated across product categories and business locations. We are also pleased to see Tesco […]

  • 30 April 2018: Feedback response to Sainsbury’s and Asda merger

    In response to news of a planned merger between supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda, with the combined group controlling as much as 30% of the groceries retail market, Carina Millstone, Executive Director of Feedback, said: “The news of Sainsbury’s planned merger with Asda is poor tidings for farmers – and anyone concerned with building a […]

  • 27 April 2018: The future of English farming is in our hands

    Now is a critical time for the future of faming in England. Defra has  released a consultation on farm policy for when we leave the EU. Michael Gove has said that Defra need as much input as possible from people who care about our food system, to help the government weigh up the alternatives facing it. Feedback […]

  • 20 April 2018: Expert panel concludes that feeding leftovers to pigs is safe

    The current method of livestock production is inherently wasteful. 36% of world crops are fed to livestock but animal-based foods (meat and dairy) only deliver 12% of the world’s food calories. At Feedback, we envision a world where there are no compromises on animal welfare, not a single tree is felled to make way for […]

  • 12 April 2018: Feedback welcomes EU legislation on Unfair Trading Practices as a step towards a fairer food supply chain

    Feedback welcomes the EU’s proposed Directive on Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain. The directive, which comes after many years of Feedback campaigning on this issue, aims to protect smaller producers from unfair dealing by large food businesses, including retailers, often leading to huge quantities of wasted food. Feedback’s research and investigations, […]

  • 29 March 2018: Insight into working with Feedback

    Samiyah Talukdar spent 7 days with Feedback throughout February and March 2018.  I walked into my work experience with Feedback with minimal knowledge on the issue of food waste and the environmental issues surrounding it, and, 8 weeks later, I’m leaving with a handful of new skills and a tremendous amount of knowledge that will […]

  • 22 February 2018: New report – how supermarkets drive food waste on UK farms

    Our new report reveals how supermarkets drive food overproduction and waste on UK farms.  Our investigations into international supply chains and our work with UK farmers through our Gleaning Network, which involves going to farms to harvest surplus produce, has shown us first-hand the scale of food waste, largely unseen to the public. To address […]

  • Creative ways to help us build a better food system

      At Feedback we are working towards creating a food system that nourishes the planet. There are many ways to get involved in our work. The artist Persi Darukhanawala  generously offered to create a piece of original work for one of our supporters – raising an incredible £700 in the process. Persi is an award-winning artist […]

  • 12 December 2017: Tesco wins Total Bull award for fake farm branding

    Our new campaign, Total Bull, calls out the biggest bull on your supermarket shelves. We are awarding our first Total Bull award to Tesco for their unflinching commitment to fake farm branding. Supermarkets are selling meat under fake farm names, deliberately encouraging consumers to believe that the meat is sourced from small-scale producers. We believe […]

  • 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 […]