Natural Resources

Feed farm animals, not incinerators
9 November 2011

From plough to plate Britain wastes an estimated 16 million tonnes of food every year.

That's enough to fill Wembley stadium 16 times over.

Instead of ending up in landfill or being burnt, much of this food could be eaten by humans.

Much of what people can't eat could feed farm animals. And the rest could be used for composting and anaerobic digestion (treating food scraps to produce heat and gas).

And it gets worse.

By importing animal feeds like soy - rather than feeding animals our leftovers - the UK is driving deforestation abroad.

Please tell the Government this isn't good enough

Ask Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, to promote food waste as an alternative to imported animal feeds. 

ActionWrite to Owen Paterson now

Dear Minister,

You can contact me by email (preferably - to save resources) or at the following address:

Required data

Please choose a title




Find Address




Please enter your country


Friends of the Earth is a collective name for Friends of the Earth Trust, registered charity 281681, company number 1533942, and Friends of the Earth Limited, company number 1012357, both of which may use the above information. In both cases the registered office is at 1st Floor, The Printworks, 137-143 Clapham Road, London, SW9 0HP.