If you didn't know that so much good food was being wasted in our society, and want to get up to speed, these books, articles, websites and videos will help.
Tristram Stuart's book 'Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal' is a detailed and shocking expose of the problem. If you don't have time to read all 300 pages, take a look at his website.
Household Food Waste
If you want to minimise food waste in your own household, the Love Food Hate Waste campaign website is a useful resource.
If you want to learn more about household food waste, WRAP's March 2011 report 'The Water and Carbon Footprint of Household Food and Drink Waste in the UK' is available for download here.
Waste in Food Production and Distribution
There's waste at every stage of the food production and distribution systems, and in every food sector.
The waste in the fisheries sector is one that's making the headlines at the moment, in part thanks to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's 'Fish Fight' campaign that's contributing to legislative breakthroughs at the European level. Read about Hugh's campaign here, and about recent developments here.
Creative Responses to Food Waste
'Feeding the 5000' was an epic food waste awareness-raising stunt that took place in London in 2009, spearheaded by Tristram Stuart. Read about it here.