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Did anyone see this programme last night ?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06nzl76/hughs-war-on-waste-episode-1

 

It was really good and I was shocked to see the unnecessary waste not just by households but by Supermarkets and Fast Food Chains.

 

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has a blog where he encourages us to help force Supermarkets to reduce the waste.

 

https://wastenotuk.com/

 

He interviewed a Parsnip farmer and was astonished to see how many of these were rejected because they were "cosmetically challenged" . Apparently the Farmer had a contract with Morrisons and they set the standards for the parsnips.

 

The Farm was barely covering its costs - Morrisons refused to speak to the programme. They later ended their contract with the Farmer because they spoke out on TV.

 

Hugh took the "cosmetically challenged" parsnips and set up a stall outside a Morrison's Store - where he asked the opinion of Morrison Shoppers as to whether they would buy/use the parsnips - they all said they would.

 

He later went to an amazing recycling Centre where a few recycling sceptics were given a tour to see how stuff was recycled and then the end waste used to make bicycles, clothes, furniture.

 

Next week he is going to look at the amount of perfectly useable clothes that are being thrown away.

 

A very interesting programme.


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didnt see it

but recently saw something about re a new company now taking some food (which is passed its sell/display by and so disposed of by the supers etc) and preparing it for sale (cheaply) in its cafe/restaurants. apparently it is popular and growing.


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I thought it was a very interesting programme and think that throwing away good fruit and veg because it's the wrong shape is crazy. The supermarkets seem to have a lot to answer for.

 

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"Supermarkets are a pain in the arse," Mr Smith said. "They do not want anything to do with us. Many look down on us, I've had one manager of one well-known supermarket even spit in my face. We are breaking the law in their eyes. But we want to fight the law and take the fight to the general public."

 

 

Shame he didn't name the supermarket !!


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Mr Smith said the cafe regularly sources its food from some rather unorthordox sources.

 

"We regularly take food from supermarket bins if we have to," he said. "We watch them throw it away, then we go and take it back out again 10 minutes later. Over 90% of the goods are perfectly fine."

 

 

 

I wonder if it was from the Supermarket above :lol:


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I wonder if it was from the Supermarket above :lol:

 

maybe the same one(s) as this one :)

"Supermarkets think it will stop people from shopping in their stores if customers can get the food for free, and some do their best to try and stop us intercepting food, pouring bleach and coffee beans over the food they throw away in the bins, for example.....'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-real-junk-food-revolution-growing-day-by-day-social-cafe-movement-fed-more-people-in-first-three-10250151.html


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maybe the same one(s) as this one :)

"Supermarkets think it will stop people from shopping in their stores if customers can get the food for free, and some do their best to try and stop us intercepting food, pouring bleach and coffee beans over the food they throw away in the bins, for example.....'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-real-junk-food-revolution-growing-day-by-day-social-cafe-movement-fed-more-people-in-first-three-10250151.html

 

That is even more disgusting..


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I do heartily agree with the sentiments expressed here, but in this ad sick blame culture world, its a matter of public liability. If you quietly go and rummage for some past sell by stuff then its all down to you - and good luck. If a 3rd party interposes and collects quantities of discarded goods and then retails them at cut price, who carries liability for anything going wrong, causing an incidence of food poisoning. You are probably fairly safe with fresh vegetables, processed food taken from a chiller? I daresay if there were a way of donating PSB food free from potentially liability to charitable organisations, supermarkets would jump at it, as they don't have to pay costs of disposal.

 

Its a PC world with litigators ready to pounce:mad2:

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I watched Hugh's War on Waste and found it very interesting.

That interesting that i got in touch with the film company when a mistake was made on Twitter and got a reply.And it was changed.

I was quite pleased at the time I think you can still download the episodes though not sure.

Pleased that ASDA has decided to sell

Quote

Asda puts UK's first supermarket wonky veg box on sale

Box of imperfect in-season vegetables will feed a family of four for a week and costs £3.50 – 30% less than standard lines

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/05/asda-puts-uks-first-supermarket-wonky-veg-box-on-sale

 

Anybody else got any news on what this program has achieved in your areas.

Any major changes been made.Supermarket perhaps near you may have changed their habit of throwing good food away.

Things like that.

I would not usually mention supermarkets but Aldi and Lidl have astounded me with some of the bargains they have on food.

I would be worried if i was one of the big boys at the moment.

And change my ways rapidly.

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I saw those boxes of imperfect vegetables - very good bargain for families living on tight budgets and no reason now for them to say that they cant afford to give their families fresh veg. I would like to see the same with fruit.

 

I still buy my fruit and veg from either the farmers market or shops. I found the supermarket stuff often was rotten before I got it home - especially those that were wrapped in plastic bags - potatoes and carrots for instance.

 

I think the likes of Aldi and Lidl were a wake up call for the larger chains such as Tesco and Asda.


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