In a report urging supermarkets to ditch 'buy one get one free' offers, the Lords EU Committee said the EU's efforts to reduce waste were "fragmented and untargeted" and called for the new European Commission to publish a five-year strategy
– Baroness Scott of Needham Market
Food waste in the EU and the UK is clearly a huge issue. Not only is it morally repugnant, but it has serious economic and environmental implications.
...We cannot allow the complexity of the issues around defining and monitoring food waste to delay action any further.
We are calling on the new European Commission, which will be appointed in November this year, to publish a five-year strategy for reducing food waste across the EU, and to do so within six months of taking office.