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A tiny proportion of excess food is being sent to charities and is instead ending up in landfill or left to rot, figures show Less than 1% of edible surplus food produced by UK manufacturers and farms is being sent to charities to help feed the hungry, according to new figures. Vegetables that are perfectly edible are being left to rot in the fields, and other foods not sold to retailers are put into anaerobic digestion or sent straight to landfill, the UK’s largest redistribution charity Fare..  show all text

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