Breaking News: UK Food Waste Study Released

courtesy of The IndependentThe British semi-governmental, not-for-profit Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) released its long-anticipated food waste study today. The whole of Britain–the media and blogging parts, at least–is going wild.

Here’s The Food We Waste, all 237 pages of it. A good first step would be reading the executive summary.

It’ll take me a bit to digest this ‘Holy Grail’ of food waste research. Until I do, know that Britons throw away about one third of the food they purchase. Of that, 61 percent could have been eaten.

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  1. Emily
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Is there a report like this that’s been done in the U.S.?

  2. Jonathan
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    ‘Fraid not. This kind of report requires government involvement and interest, two things lacking in the U.S.

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