New London Food Board to help reduce waste

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New London Food Board to help reduce waste

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a new group of experts who will help reduce food waste and poverty in the capital.

The London Food Board, chaired by Rosie Boycott, will advise the mayor on policy and develop the new London Food Strategy, which will be published later this year.

It will also work closely with partner organisations, such as retailers, producers and suppliers, to make significant improvements to London’s food system.

Members of the board include leading figures from food production, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, academia and food charities.

Ms Boycott said: “The new London Food Board puts the mayor and the capital in a great position to tackle some of the complex problems which exist in this area, not least tackling food poverty and food waste.”

Last week, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, urged government and supermarkets to do more to prevent food waste as it is said to cost the average UK citizen around £200 per year.

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