20% of British Food goes uneaten


LONDON (Reuters) – British households throw about a fifth of their food, untouched and uneaten, straight into the rubbish bin, according to a BBC radio show.


“Our shopping trolleys are bigger than our stomachs,” said Sandra Sykes, producer of the BBC Radio 4 program “Costing the Earth,” which was to broadcast its findings on Thursday night.

Britons no longer prepare meals from left-over scraps and over-cautiously chuck food, which may be perfectly edible, as soon as it passes its sell-by date, she told Reuters..

Could it be that the British have finally found out how wretched their cooking is, and decided it is not worth it. Maybe the facts are 40% of home cooked food is disposed of, and only 3% of the take out curry is tossed.

Posted April 16, 2005 by
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    One Response to “20% of British Food goes uneaten”

    1. McGehee on April 16th, 2005 12:46 pm

      Yeah, when I saw the title of this post my first thought was, “Can you blame them?”

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