Futures Forum: Food: don't waste it
Futures Forum: Food waste and food banks: new initiatives >>> "This crisis has forced us to end the 'each man for himself' mentality, to look at what we can do together to get ourselves out of this mess."
The County Council is doing something about it:
Futures Forum: "Getting the most from waste in Devon"
The Transition Town Frome is doing something about it:
Feast of ideas to help families cut food waste
By Somerset Standard | Posted: November 06, 2015
Frome Town Council is leading a bid to Sainsbury's Waste Less Save More fund to become the UK's first town to slash food waste.
With households throwing away about a third of the food they buy, more than seven million tons of usable food is disposed of each year.
Anna Francis, the town council's resilience officer, said: "Reducing the amount of good food that is thrown away isn't only better for the environment – saving carbon and landfill space, but can also save the average household £470 a year, rising to £700 for a family with children." The application ties in with Edventure's new community enterprise programme which is also tackling food waste.
Coordinator Biz Bliss said: "We have a brilliant team of nine young people who are setting up an initiative called Feast On This. This includes setting up a community fridge where residents and businesses can put leftover food to share with others and a catering company turning wasted food into feasts and bringing the community together."
The first pop-up feast takes place at the Frome Christmas Extravaganza on November 27, where they will be sharing recipes and ideas as part of the Sharing Festival hosted by Share on the Bridge.
For more information call Ms Francis on 01373 475574 or send an email to francisa@ frometowncouncil.gov.uk
Feast of ideas to help families cut food waste | Frome Standard
Over two years ago, one supermarket giant stated its aims very clearly when it came to food waste:
Philip Clarke: Tesco is waging war on food waste, even if it means we sell less - Telegraph
However, things have not moved that quickly across the sector:
Why supermarkets’ love of use-by dates leads to food waste | Joanna Blythman | Comment is free | The Guardian
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be looking at this next Monday:
Viewpoint: The supermarkets' guilty secret about unsold food
Viewpoint: The supermarkets' guilty secret about unsold food - BBC News
BBC One - Hugh's War on Waste
Hugh's War on Waste | River Cottage
With Hugh's campaign here:
Hugh's War on Waste | River Cottage
Futures Forum: Taking control of the food chain
Futures Forum: The plastics industry is "incredibly supportive of recycling legislation over a more long-term… reduction of disposable culture."
Futures Forum: Food for fuel... anaerobic digestion... and farming in Devon
Food waste is really becoming an issue:
Food and drink accounts for 20% of UK’s CO2eq emissions.
The sector produces 15 million tonnes of food waste.
Food waste reduction | WRAP UK
A parallel campaign has just been launched:
It’s absurd. Farmers are throwing away tonnes of fresh food because supermarkets only accept “perfect” fruit and vegetables of an exact shape and size.  So 38 Degrees member Kitty has started a campaign for supermarkets to relax their wasteful rules.
The supermarkets are worried misshapen potatoes put customers off. But we are their customers - so let’s tell them we’ll buy fruit and veg that looks the way mother nature intended it. A huge petition, powered by shoppers, could convince supermarket bosses to stop rejecting perfectly good food.
If you agree that good food going to waste is a disgrace, then please sign the petition now. It only takes a few seconds:
If you don’t care whether your carrots are the perfect size and shape, then sign the petition now:
Reduce supermarket waste of fruit and vegetables | Campaigns by You
 BBC: Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky:
Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky - BBC News
 Daily Mail: TV chef's war on the stores that demand the perfect parsnip: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall uses new show to reveal how thousands of tons of edible veg are left to rot:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall uses new show to reveal how edible veg is left to rot | Daily Mail Online
Futures Forum: Sustainable food production and consumption
Futures Forum: Can supermarkets ever be sustainable? ... 'Localising economies is a better way of making an economy more transparent and giving people more control.'