NFU advises on food waste

The NFU has advised on food waste.
The NFU has advised on food waste.

In the week Tesco revealed it had wasted nearly 30,000 tonnes of food in the first six months of the year the NFU was giving evidence to a House of Lords inquiry into food waste.

NFU environment policy adviser Anna Simpson and horticulture board member Paul Simmonds talked about how retailer behaviour, including contracts to produce more food than required, leads to more food waste.

The oral evidence highlighted the importance of tackling the problem across the whole supply chain and the impact that retail decisions and specifications have on the waste created within the agricultural sector.