Anyone who saw Hugh’s War on Waste on BBC1 last November will know exactly why Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall is supporting Labour’s Parliamentary Bill to cut supermarket food waste.

His documentary showed that supermarkets routinely reject food they do not consider to be cosmetically attractive – driving up prices at a time when 13 million UK citizens are struggling to afford their weekly groceries, and pushing UK farmers out of business.

This Blog said then that it’s not good enough, and urges MPs of all parties to support the Bill today.

Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has urged MPs to support a Labour bill designed to reduce supermarket food waste.

Labour’s shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, Kerry McCarthy, will on Friday take her food waste (reduction) bill for its second reading in the House of Commons.

“The supermarkets need to step up and massively reduce the waste they cause in the food supply chain and that’s exactly what the food waste (reduction) bill calls on them to do,” said Fearnley-Whittingstall.

“They need to adhere to the principle that food that is fit to be eaten by people, should be eaten by people. It’s ridiculous that so much good food is going into anaerobic digestion, rather than being redistributed to people in need.”

Source: Celebrity chef urges MPs to support food waste bill | Business | The Guardian

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