Posts Tagged ‘food wasted’

Countdown comes to aid of foodbanks Comments 0

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Salvation Army foodbanks have had an early Christmas present from the Countdown supermarket chain.

Countdown’s 158 supermarkets have agreed to give the foodbanks all their waste packaged food which is nearing its use-by date.

Each store will also give $150 of groceries to their local Salvation Army centres for Christmas.

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Oxfam calls for global reform of the food system Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Global reform of the food system is needed in order to help people buy adequate food, Oxfam warns. Rising food prices are tightening the squeeze, even on those who can currently afford food, the NGO says. In an acceleration of a trend which has seen food prices double in the last 20 years, the charity Read more

One-third of world’s food is wasted Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation reported last week that one-third of the world’s food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. The organisation pointed the finger of blame at inefficiencies through the food supply chain. Industrialised and developing countries consistently waste or lose around 660m tonnes each year, with rich countries wasting 222m tonnes. Read more