Thursday, April 25The Voice of London

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How much food does European Union waste?

Would you buy a perfectly imperfect veggie? Do you realise that millions of vegetables and fruits are thrown away every day just because they were too small or look ‘imperfect” for the European consumer? Or that restaurants throw away perfectly good food every night? Even still edible sandwiches are binned by supermarkets every evening after closing time. Have you ever asked yourself why all this tasty and fresh food is binned instead of giving to poor or homeless people? Europe is one of the biggest food producers, and also, ironically, one of the biggest food wasters, compared to North America (one of the top food wasters) Europeans lose 88 million tons of food every year. It means that an estimated 55 million people who live in poverty in our region could be fed more than nine