Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

26th September 2016

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

26th September 2016

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

26th September 2016

Due to some inspirational pioneers some of that produce has already been diverted from landfill. And they’ve just opened their first supermarket selling waste food.

The UK’s first food waste supermarket has opened in Pudsey, near Leeds. Food waste campaigners from the Real Junk Food Project have opened “the warehouse”, a store on the Grangefield Industrial Estate. Customers are invited to shop for food thrown out by supermarkets and other businesses. The food is priced on a “pay as you feel” basis and has already helped desperate families struggling to feed their children.

Find out more about the project here.

Read the story at “The Independent”:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/first-food-waste-supermarket-uk-leeds-real-junk-food-project-a7317906.html today.

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