Food loss and waste
We want to see a world in which food's true value is recognised and wastage is dramatically reduced to end hunger, cater for a growing global population and reduce the pressure on our planet.
Food waste is not an option
It also means much forest destruction, water diversion from rivers, soil degradation and biodiversity loss occur, all for nothing. And it costs the global economy $940 billion per year – an astonishing cost to all citizens and lost income for farmers.
Meanwhile, everyone currently suffering from hunger could be properly fed on less than a quarter of the food wasted in Europe and the US.
We must change direction for the sake of people and nature − making food loss and waste socially and politically unacceptable, and ensuring all those involved in food production transform their working practices.
Food Waste warrior toolkit
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What we're doing
Equally, we’re looking at ways to reduce the amount of food that gets lost along supply chains, particularly in Africa and Asia.
- Make a shopping list and meal plan before you go food shopping
- Don’t go food shopping on an empty stomach and avoid impulse buys
- Freeze and label any leftovers – and make sure you eat them!
- Only take what you need from a buffet in a hotel or restaurant
- Ask for a doggie bag to take home any of your leftovers from a restaurant
- Ask supermarkets and restaurants if they have food donation programmes – suggest they start one if they don’t!