Waste or Waste Not

I don’t make a noise about a lot of things, but I’ve been watching this series on the BBC called Hugh’s War on Waste, and have found it both fascinating and appalling. The big question – why is so much edible food being thrown away? This issue seems so big and important, and yet (in theory) so easy to do something about. Please take a look if you haven’t already, and have a think about what you might be able to do to make a difference.

Hugh’s War on Waste

My big tip for easily and painlessly reducing your food waste:

  • Stop obsessing about best before dates – they didn’t exist until relatively recently and people survived before them. As a rough guide, use your eyes and nose. If it looks all right and smells all right, it’s probably all right!

The current waste issue has an impact on so much: there’s moral and social factors, environmental considerations, people’s livelihoods. . . Plus, what’s not to love about saving money and at the same time reducing waste? How can we continue to ignore the fact of so much food suitable for human consumption being literally thrown away, and at the same time raise concerns about availability of food and the future of British farming? Seems to me there’s an answer right in front of us.

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