A new report by Feedback reveals the shocking scale of food waste on farms.
Farmers surveyed for the report wasted on average 10–16% on typical years, equal to around 22,000–37,000 tonnes. This is enough food to provide around 200,000 people with five portions of fruit and vegetables a day for a whole year.
Feedback, who are a member of Sustain, believe farm level waste is a symptom of overproduction due to UK supermarkets demanding consistent, high availability of cosmetically perfect produce.
Feedback’s research showed the following supermarket practices drive waste:
Read the full report here.
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