The report named, Londons food sector greenhouse gas emissions, was commissioned by the Greater London Authority and the London Development Agency, and was compiled by consultancy Brook Lyndhurst. It is the first to examine the impact of what London eats and its impact on climate change.
It examines the capitals entire food emissions. The report estimates that 25% of all waste sent to landfill from London is food waste.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: This report shows that are massive opportunities in London to reduce food waste helping to both save ourselves money by throwing away less food and cut climate change emissions.
London Development Agency London Food chair Rosie Boycott said: This report details the greenhouse gas footprint of Londons food system for the first time showing us where we can take steps to make changes. I will be working with the Mayor to find ways to make Londons food networks more environmentally friendly and improving the supply of good quality, reasonably priced, locally sourced food.