New report: Food waste, food safety and kitchen practices: implications for policy and intervention

pdf-iconFood waste and safety report – nexus at home

doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10747.62243

This report, produced in consultation with the Food Standards Agency, is one of four reports introducing a new approach to understanding the role of everyday household practices in domestic resource consumption and addressing the policy challenges this presents. To demonstrate this ‘change points’ approach this report focuses on one such topic: household food waste and its relationship to food safety concerns. Reducing food waste has been a major UK policy concern for a decade. It has an important role to play in meeting future food demand while minimising environmental impact. Households account for 70 per cent of post-farm-gate food waste; reducing household food waste is therefore a key challenge for food policy. Responses to this challenge can, however, sometimes sit in tension with food safety advice. This report synthesises evidence to help understand how householders negotiate these conflicting concerns on a daily basis and how food ends up being discarded in home kitchens. Continue reading “New report: Food waste, food safety and kitchen practices: implications for policy and intervention”

New Report: Food waste and kitchen practices: implications for policy and intervention

pdf-iconFood waste report – nexus at home

doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23212.56960

This report, developed for and in consultation with Defra, is one of four reports introducing a new approach to understanding the role of everyday household practices in domestic resource consumption and addressing the policy challenges this presents. To demonstrate this ‘change points’ approach this report focuses on one such topic: household food waste. Reducing food waste has been a major UK policy concern for a decade. It has an important role to play in meeting future food demand while minimising environmental impact. Households account for 70 per cent of post-farm-gate food waste; reducing household food waste is therefore a key challenge for food policy. This report synthesises evidence to help understand how food ends up being discarded in home kitchens. Continue reading “New Report: Food waste and kitchen practices: implications for policy and intervention”