Food waste champions call for supermarket transparency

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tristram Stuart have swung the spotlight onto supermarkets in the food waste debate, dismissing the idea that half of food waste is generated at home

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said supermarkets must be “completely honest and transparent about their own wasteful practices”. Photograph: Parliament TVTwo high-profile food waste activists have told MPs supermarkets must be more open about the amount of food waste they generate.

Speaking in front of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee on 15 November, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tristram Stuart argued that supermarkets as well as households must be held accountable for the 60% of the 8 million tonnes of avoidable food waste generated in the UK each year.

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