Lords examine academics on food waste inquiry

08 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.


Wednesday 8 January, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • 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.

Likely questions.

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.

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