For years, Feedback have been investigating the supply chains of some of Europe’s largest retailers – what we’ve uncovered is shocking. Supermarkets dictate strict product specifications to farmers meaning that they’ll only buy fruits and vegetables that fit demanding size, shape and colour specifications – regardless of the nutrition, taste and value of the food.
On top of this, last minute order cancellations by supermarkets and the businesses they are supplied by leave many farmers without any compensation and no market to sell their food to.
When farmers are forced to waste entire crops some have to resort to taking out loans in order to pay their workers. However, not all workers are paid, meaning they cannot put food on their table or send their children to school.
This is the darker side of food waste but luckily we can put an end to it. We urgently need your help to stop supermarkets dumping food waste on farmers and put an end to food waste globally. Please donate now to support our campaigns.