Fisheries minister Richard Benyon will leave his position and return to the backbenches, the Conservative MP said.
We asked ITV News viewers on Facebook whether they agreed with environment minister Richard Benyon's comments that the average family is wasting £50 per month by throwing away "perfectly safe" food.
Here is a selection of their answers:
David Cameron admitted that a government minister telling families to waste less food during a time of economic troubles did "not look good."
Environment minister Richard Benyon said during a debate in Westminster that families are throwing away "enormous amounts of food" that is "perfectly safe" to eat, leading to criticism from Labour who called his comments "out-of-touch."
Mr Cameron said the minister's comments, which were reported in the Daily Telegraph, had been misinterpreted.
He told BBC Breakfast: "The real truth here is we need to help families with their household bills.
“That is why we’re freezing the council tax for the third year in a row, that’s why we’ve delivered a tax cut for 24 million working people by lifting the amount you can earn before you start paying tax, that’s why we’ve cancelled fuel duty increase, we’ve cut the duty on beer.
“We’re getting behind working families who work hard and want to do the right thing.”
Environment minister Richard Benyon said the cost of wasted food had been estimated at £12 billion per year, “which is about £50 a month for the average family.”
During a debate in Westminster, he reportedly urged people to "pay attention to the storage information on food packaging."
Families are wasting up to £50 a month by throwing away "enormous amounts of food" that is "perfectly safe" to eat, an environment minister has said.
Richard Benyon claimed people had little idea on how to preserve food and said families should eat their left-overs, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Mr Benyon, who said a different approach to food waste could reduce household expenses, was called "out-of-touch" and "patronising" by Labour's vice-chairman Michael Dugher.
"We all know that we ought to be wasting much less food," Mr Benyon reportedly told MPs at a debate in Westminster.
He added: “Food wasted means fewer pounds in our pocket.
"Household bills are squeezed at the moment and we have the opportunity through a variety of different agencies to inform people better about where their food comes from and how to use it most economically.”
Nick Starling, the director of general insurance at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), has said that talks with the Government have reached "crisis point". Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said:
The floods minister Richard Benyon said it was "demeaning" that the ABI had chosen to speak out "at this particular moment when there are a lot of distressed people with flooded homes".
He told ITV News that he "doesn't recognise the word 'impasse'."
The floods minister Richard Benyon has said it is the Government's "absolute priority" to ensure that insurance companies provide "universally available and affordable" cover.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that negotiations with the insurance industry are ongoing but that it would not be right to comment on them before an agreement was reached.
"To say there is deadlock is not right," he added.
Richard Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries, said the hosepipe ban was necessary to manage the shrinking water resources of the south and east of England.
He said the situation was "unprecedented and extremely serious" but the government was doing all it could to prevent more serious water restrictions affecting more people later in the year.