The European Court of Auditors has released a report entitled “Combating Food Waste,” which reveals that the European Union (EU) generates approximately 88 million tons of food per year.
To help reduce this number, the report states that more efforts need to be made along the food chain and special precautions need to be taken when setting farm policy to ensure that less produce is disposed of.
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The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date.
With her Rekub team, she followed it up with an app that brings thousands of consumers to retail shops were they can buy food closing in on its sell-by date.
Still, the efforts of a small group of conscientious consumers are no match for the masses that still waste food from farm to fork.