Major players urged to 'Step up to the Plate' and reduce food waste
At SFM, we're joining the 'Step up to the Plate' challenge to see how we can work with schools and families to halve food waste by 2030.
Major players from the worlds of food retail and hospitality will join forces today to pledge ground-breaking action to drive down food waste.
The 'Step up to the Plate' symposium, hosted by Defra's Food Surplus and Waste Champion Ben Elliot alongside Environment Secretary Michael Gove will urge attendees to sign up to a number of commitments on measuring and reducing their own food waste and inspiring others to follow their lead.
Earlier this year the government launched a £15 million scheme to tackle food waste, building on its landmark Resources and Waste Strategy which sets out how the government will introduce annual reporting of food surplus and waste by food businesses.
In other news ...
This week, with the sun shining, children from 16 schools across London travelled to Crockford Bridge Farm in Surrey to pick fruit and veg.
Three cheers for our friend Henry Dimbleby who will be leading the National Food Strategy – the first food strategy since World War II.
As part of the London Food Strategy, the Mayor of London committed to measure the number of Londoners who struggle to afford or access enough food.