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Instagram could be fuelling food waste epidemic, study says

By Emma Jane Cash

Millennials’ 'live to eat' mentality could be one of the reasons why household food waste is higher than ever, according to a survey commissioned by UK supermarket Sainsbury’s, yet the report is facing criticism.

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Retailers call for 'smart legislation' on food waste

By Niamh Michail

European retailers have welcomed a draft EU report on food waste, reiterating its calls for for "smart legislation" that incentivises action to prevent food waste in the supply chain.

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Pay more, waste less: Scottish food study

By Louis Gore-Langton

Research by the University of Aberdeen in Scotland suggests that while food price hikes have reduced the amount bought by the public, an equal reduction in food waste has kept overall food intake constant.

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EU launches platform to fight food waste

By Louis Gore-Langton

The European Commission has launched a multistakeholder platform to prevent food waste. Rethinking our food systems is a "moral obligation", said commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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Action on food waste needs to accelerate, says SDG report

By David Burrows

Europe’s governments and companies have been great at setting targets to cut food waste, but now they need to “accelerate and scale up adoption of policies, incentives, and practices” to act upon these, according to a report on Sustainable Development...

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UAE sends food worth $4bn to landfills each year

By RJ Whitehead

Homes and restaurants in the UAE toss out food worth an estimated AED14.7bn (US$4bn) each year, according to the Emirates Environmental Group. The waste is then dumped in the country’s landfills where capacity is shrinking.

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