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Large amounts of edible 'waste' food could help feed homeless, finds study

A considerable amount of commercial food waste is still edible and could be redirected to provide meals for vulnerable sectors of society, a study has found. The research carried out by Southampton-based charity SCRATCH (Southampton City and Region Action to Combat Hardship) found that if the right distribution network is used, surplus fresh food can be diverted from traditional disposal routes and instead be used to feed people.Researchers found that almost 20 million tonnes ...