07 Aug '11, 10am

Tips for reducing food waste

First published October 2008, updated August 2011 Most people have been brought up not to waste food - I guess few of us haven't heard the "eat up, there are children starving in X who would love that food" or "if you don't eat your vegetables, you can't have dessert". Even with these good intentioned exhortations and threats, food waste continues to be a massive problem. When we had our bakery years ago, my father used to hate the amount of food he'd throw out each day. He wasn't even allowed to give it to charities. When I worked in the fast food industry some years later, things were a little better through the usage of computer systems that would tell us how much of a product to cook at certain time of day. Still, there was wastage - in that case it wasn't just food, but a waste of life - the chickens that were slaughtered, only to be dumped in a bin. Between agricultu...

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