ملايين الأطنان من الغذاء تهدر في بريطانيا سنوياً

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British author Tristram Stuart has just completed an event to raise awareness about the amount of food wasted in Britain.

5'000 free meals were given away for free in central London, made from six tonnes of fruit and vegetables donated by farmers in the UK.

The fruit and vegetables were rejected by supermarkets because they deemed them to be "mis-shapen".

Instead of throwing them away, they were turned into soups, smoothies and curries for people to eat or drink during their lunch break.

Tristram Stuart told the BBC that he hoped fewer people would throw away fresh products as a result of his campaign.

"The aim of our lunchtime feast is to highlight how food waste can be avoided by putting food to good use. Ie by feeding people".

Wasted food is a big problem around the world. The UK government's anti-waste department WRAP says that about 8.3 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year, which is enough to fill 4,700 Olympic sized swimming pools.

In America and Europe, it is estimated that 30 to 50 percent of food is being wasted.

One of the main reasons for this is that supermarkets do not stock fruit and vegetables that are oddly shaped.

Another reason is that people confuse sell-by-dates and throw away food early because they think it cannot be eaten.

Hopefully campaigns like the one recently organised in London will encourage people to think twice before throwing away or wasting food.

What do you think can be done to reduce the amount of food wasted by people? Write to us in English!
ما الذي يمكن عمله للحد من كمية الطعام الذي يهدر سنوياً؟ اكتب لنا بالانجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير


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."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

Just send it to poor countries around the world in Afirca, Asia and South Amerca.
You may ask how to send it! It is very easy if you have the will and determination.
M. Shammat, Damascus, Syria

There must be a way to supply the poor countries with such wasted food.
We must not allow any body to suffer from hunger since we can.
Tamer Ibrahim, Cairo, Egypt

My suggestions about the amount of food wasted in Britain are:
1- Try to advantaged from wasted food through recycling and add reduce the amount of chemicals, flavour(taste),remedy, beautification prodects,ets
2- collect food and distribute to farms for animal feeding.
3- Food could be processed for the export market (to animals growers in sub Sahara) because there is a deficit in animal food.
Fahad Al-Harbi, London, UK

This lesson is very important for the enviroment,the consumers should not buy more than their needs and the producers should send the rejected food to the poorst people in the same city or the send those kind of foods to the poorest people in another continents,also there is another way to consume the rejected foods by sell them with less price or to make them more attractive and more usefull such as put those foods in process to produce medicines or cosmetics or another kind of ready made foods.
Aidarous Haidar Al-Mashhour, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

I believe that Britsh government have far-sighted to take advantage of 8.3 million tonnes of food which is thrown away each year.
Bu-Eysha, Bahrain

I think that Britain can establish food bank to use for poor people and distributed food to them.
Ahmed, Egypt

That throwing fruits and vegetables, not only because they deemed them to be "misshapen " or people confuse sell-by-dates but the reality is the law of the capitalist system do not want to be sold a cheaper price and affect the original price and thus affect their profits. There are many needy cannot grapple to purchase and it remains on the shelves to implement the power and keep prices high for the purpose of profit, therefore they sometimes decrease the price for a specific period and prevarication.
Khalil Noore, Canada

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