Food Waste

Food Waste

Our food security inquiry found that an average of 312 kg of food is wasted each year in NSW; at the same time fresh food is expensive and some people cannot afford food.

While about one third of food waste is in our homes, it occurs in every part of the food chain, so it is great to see media attention to our recommendations to limit the ability of major retailers to impose aesthetic standards on produce that mean perfectly good fruit and vegetables go to waste.

See media reports in The New Daily > HERE and the ABC about the impact on farmers > HERE.  

Suggestions for reducing food waste and cutting food costs at home from Foodbank > HERE and CHOICE > HERE, HERE and HERE.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!