• 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 […]

  • 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 […]