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Food for thought
Gordon Brown is asking us to stop wasting so much food and suggests that if we threw less away, demand would fall and then so too would food prices.
He says we’re throwing away around eight pounds worth of food a week, adding something like 420 pounds to the average family’s shopping bill.
But agricultural prices have increased some 40 percent over the past year and oil prices have doubled — is it really going to make much difference if we start paying less attention to sell-by dates?