Prime minister Gordon Brown has urged Britons to stop
His call follows a Cabinet Office report which found the
UK throws away 4.1 million tonnes of edible food every
year - equivalent to ?420 per household.
Supermarkets could be urged to axe three-for-two deals
that encourage shoppers into bulk buying more than they
need, according to the Independent.
?If we are to get food prices down, we must do more to
deal with unnecessary demands, such as by all of us
doing more to reduce our food waste which is costing the
average household ?8 a week,? Brown said as he flew to
Japan to attend the G8 summit.
?That's why I'm proposing we take action to increase the
global supply of food and reduce unnecessary demand.
?We will be discussing at the G8 how we can help Africa
realise its great potential as a food producer and we
would like to see production of key foodstuffs in Africa
double over the next five to ten years,? he added.