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Pigs in Trafalgar Square scoff leftovers at mass free lunch: Real pigs will join 5000 people…

Pigs in Trafalgar Square scoff leftovers at mass free lunch 15 November 2011 Real pigs will join 5000 people in Trafalgar Square for a free lunch made from fresh ingredients saved from being chucked, as Friends of the Earth help highlight the scandal of food waste at the Feeding the 5000 event this Friday (18 November 2011, www.feeding5k.org ). While organisers treat Londoners and Mayor Boris Johnson to apple juice and a meal made from wonky veg that would otherwise be wasted, four pigs at Friends of the Earth's 'Pig Out' stall will scoff leftover apple pulp, showing the potential for food scraps to feed farm animals. Each year, from farm to fork, 16 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK, costing around £22bn. Even though a lot of this food could be eaten by people or diverted to feed farm animals, much of it ends up buried in landfill or incinerated. Our intensive me...

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