Food waste and the food industry
Food waste is becoming a topic of concern to many. Supermarkets generally will not sell food beyond its best before date. In reality, the food most times is still safe to eat but it might just not be of the same quality.
The councillor behind a French campaign to stamp out food waste has called on the head of the European commission and national leaders to adopt laws forcing supermarkets to give their unsold produce to charities.
Arash Derambarsh was in fighting mood on Thursday after the European parliament adopted a resolution inviting the EC to “encourage the creation of agreements” between supermarkets and organisations helping the poor and hungry.
A petition launched in seven European countries including Britain calling for support for legislation has more than 540,000 signatures. Read full article from here:
“Cooking fat and oil clogs up drains and sewers like arteries. Throwing waste cooking fat, oil and food down the sink can lead to sewage backing up and “invading” homes, businesses and streets, as well as polluting water courses, where it can have a devastating impact on the environment. Thousands of people needlessly suffer the stress of blocked drains every year. Read full article from here: