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Support to tackle food waste

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1497A1: tabled on 12 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Neil Parish on 11 February 2021. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

At end, add "; and furthermore, this House recognises the valuable work of other organisations in the surplus food redistribution sector and acknowledges the benefits of an agile and diverse network, which is able to receive surplus food in the UK in a collaborative manner, and to ensure that surplus food reaches more end beneficiaries until such time that food poverty levels are reduced."

Original motion text

That this House recognises the valuable work of FareShare, the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste, in providing two million meals per week to people in need during the covid-19 pandemic; acknowledges that it is deeply regrettable that two million tonnes of food goes to waste in the UK every year, as well as noting that food waste has a significant negative environmental impact, which can be mitigated by FareShare’s work with British farmers and the food industry to divert waste food to people’s plates through their Surplus With Purpose scheme; and encourages the Government to continue to support FareShare in that endeavour.