• A POSTbrief on Food waste, will identify and evaluate the evidence base for food waste prevention interventions from farm-to-fork.
  • It will look at broader food security and resilience goals in the context of the Brexit Agriculture Command Paper.
  • In production: To contribute expertise, literature or an external reviewer please¬†email Carrie Bradshaw

The UK wastes 15 million tonnes of food every year, costing over ¬£17 billion, with 20 million tonnes of associated greenhouse gas emissions. 9 million tonnes of this wasted food is ‘avoidable’: food that could have been fed to humans or animals. As climate change and food price volatility threaten global supply chains, food waste prevention measures may be needed to maintain food security as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

This POSTbrief will identify and evaluate the evidence base for food waste prevention interventions from farm-to-fork, as part of broader food security and resilience goals in the context of the Brexit Agriculture Command Paper (Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit) and the 25 Year Environment Plan (A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment).