Thursday, 10 January 2013

Daily Telegraph: "We throw away half our food"

Peel for the Daily Telegraph web site

"The Institution of Mechanical Engineers estimated that between 30 and 50 per cent of food produced around the globe, or 1.2 to two billion tonnes each year, never reaches a human mouth.

"... As many as 30 per cent of UK vegetable crops are not even harvested because they do not meet retailers’ stringent demands on appearance, which are based on what customers will accept."

Link to Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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