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Food waste in primary production in the UK

This report from the UK charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) provides the latest estimates for food losses and food waste in primary production (i.e. on farms) in the UK. It finds that 3% of food harvested is wasted at the farm stage (sent to waste treatment such as composting without first being used for another purpose, or left in the field) and 4% is surplus (material intended for food uses that ends up being redistributed to people, fed to animals or used for other purposes), making a total of 7%.

Read the full report, Food waste in primary production in the UK, here (PDF link). See also the Foodsource building block What is food loss and food waste?

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02 Oct 2019
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