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Campaign launched to reduce the amount of edible food wasted in Manchester and the rest of the UK

  • #Food4Thought a campaign aiming to reduce the amount of food wasted in Manchester and the rest of the UK.
  • Led by reporter Megan James, the campaign aims to reduce the amount of edible food thrown away in Manchester and the rest of the UK.

1.3 billion tons (around one third) of food produced across the planet for human consumption is wasted with 10 million of this from the UK (post farm-gate).

12% of the food wasted in the UK is post purchase. With laws preventing the sale of out of date food, we as consumers are actively wasting food that could have been consumed.

Although actions have led to us reducing food waste by 1.6 million tons, compared to 2007, we at Food4Thought believe we can do better.

Based in Manchester our focus is to reduce the amount of edible food from going to landfills, from supermarkets, restaurants and the everyday consumer, by offering alternative solutions and raising awareness.

We have teamed with food waste prevention charities and companies to tell you about minor changes you can make in order to make a big difference to our planet.

Our headquarters are at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Geoffrey Manton building, M15 6BH.

If you would like to support our cause please sign our petition here

Stay up to date with our campaign through our Food4Thought website, Twitter and our Facebook page.

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