Instagram generation is fuelling UK food waste mountain, study finds
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Instagram generation is fuelling UK food waste mountain, study finds

Photo: Getty images/Hero images BY: REBECCA SMITHERS for THE GUARDIAN A generation gap in attitudes towards cooking and eating is helping to fuel the UK’s food waste mountain, research reveals, driven by time-poor millennials who do not understand the value of the food on their plate. In contrast to savvy older consumers familiar with post-war … Continue reading

UK households wasted 7.3 million tonnes of food in 2015, new figures reveal
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UK households wasted 7.3 million tonnes of food in 2015, new figures reveal

BY: Ashley Cowburn for The Independent Household food waste increased to 7.3 million tonnes in 2015, new figures have revealed, leading to accusations the Government is failing in its ambition to bring down waste in Britain. The latest statistics from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) show that efforts to combat food waste in … Continue reading

THE CONVERSATION: How do food manufacturers pick those dates on their product packaging…
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THE CONVERSATION: How do food manufacturers pick those dates on their product packaging…

BY: Londa Nwadike, Kansas State University No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily – but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates Americans toss out the equivalent of US$162 billion in food every year, at the retail and consumer levels. … Continue reading