Lords to question academics on food waste

06 January 2014


The House of Lords EU Committee will this week question leading academics from the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford as part of their inquiry into the EU’s efforts to prevent and reduce food waste

Giving evidence will be Professor Tim Benton, Professor of Population Ecology and UK Champion for Global Food Security at the University of Leeds and Professor Charles Godfray, Hope Professor & Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford.

The Committee will ask the witnesses about how preventing food waste is linked to wider issues of improving efficiency and sustainability of food, what they would like to see in the European Commission’s upcoming Communication on Sustainable Food and what can be done at early stages of the food supply chain to reduce food waste. 

The evidence session will start at 10.30 am on Wednesday 8 January in Committee Room 2 of the House of Lords.

The session will be webcast at www.parliamentlive.tv and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.

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