Wasteful Brits ‘dump millions of tonnes of healthy fruit, veggies every year’

August 1st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Aug 1 (ANI): New figures have
revealed that Brits throw away millions of tonnes of healthy fruit and
vegetables every year, but are less likely to dump booze or sugary snacks.

The statistics have shown
that fifth of fruit and almost a quarter of vegetable is chucked - despite
still being edible - only six per cent of drinkable alcohol is discarded.

That also makes it the
least wasted nutrient, just ahead of non-milk extrinsic sugars - which are
found in sweets, biscuits and cakes, reports News of the World.

The Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs statistics show that overall Brits dump 15
per cent of usable food.

This includes almost a third of bread, a quarter of
potatoes, 17 per cent of cereals and 13 per cent of meat and fish, along with
just eight per cent of dairy products. (ANI)

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