British government has said that third of the food world produces is wasted. It said high level of food waste in UK is "unacceptable". Over 7 million tons of food is wasted in UK every year. British politician, Neil Parish, said: "One-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally." government said there were many solutions to problem of food waste. First, schools could raise children's awareness of food waste from young age. Secondly, supermarkets could sell vegetables that are thrown away because they are "wrong" shape. Finally, "sell-by" dates, "use-by" dates and "best before" labels need to change. Perfectly good food is thrown away because of these labels.
Neil Parish said fact that so much food is thrown away is both socially and environmentally unacceptable. He said: "Socially, it is scandal that people are going hungry and using food banks when so much produce is being wasted." He added that: "Environmentally, it is disaster, because energy and resources are wasted in production, only for food to end up rotting in landfills where it produces methane - potent climate-changing gas." He called on supermarkets to help by selling vegetables that have funny shape. He said: "It’s ridiculous that perfectly good vegetables are wasted simply because they're funny shape." He said these vegetables, "don’t cook or taste any different".