Figures released by Tesco show a shocking level of waste across its supply chain, with lessons for consumers as well as supermarkets.
From storing apples in the fridge to rejuvenating stale bread, there are many easy ways to reduce food waste in your home.
Who will win the ultimate battle for your pound? Unusually both Tesco and Sainsbury's have unveiled their results on the same day.
Tesco has revealed food waste figures for its operations for the first time:
- 68% of salad to be sold in bags is thrown out - 35% of it in the home
- 40% of apples are wasted
- A quarter of grapes are wasted between the vine and the fruit bowl
- A fifth of all bananas are unused - with customers throwing one in 10 in the bin
- Just under a half of bakery items are wasted
Tesco is dropping some food promotions after finding that two-thirds of produce grown for bagged salad is wasted.
The supermarket giant has revealed food waste figures for its operations for the first time, revealing that 68% of salad to be sold in bags is thrown out - 35% of it in the home.
As a result of the findings, it is to end multi-buys on large bags of salad and is developing mix-and-match promotions for smaller bags in a bid to help customers reduce the amount they are wasting.
It is also removing 'display until' dates from fresh fruit and vegetables, using smaller cases in stores and rearranging 600 in-store bakeries to reduce the amount of bread on display, with the aim of better stock control and less waste.
Lads' mags should not be visible in a shop so children can be protected from nudity they do not understand, a leading journalist told Daybreak.
Eleanor Mills, an associate editor for the Sunday Times, said she did not want to go into shops and explain "a completely naked bottom" to her two children.
"I was in a garage the other day where there was a copy of the Daily Star which had a naked bottom and my three-year-old niece said to me, 'what's that? Why is that lady got her bum out? That, I think, is what people are complaining about.'"
Lads' mags should be left on the shelves as the internet provides "horrific" sexual imagery which is "freely available" for young boys to look at, a former glamour model told Daybreak.
"There's a complete difference to a sexy woman in lingerie on the front of a magazine to hardcore pornography. It is completely different," Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace said.
Woman's groups and MPs will meet later today to discuss lads' mags and are continuing to campaign for Tesco to stop stocking them.
Over a third of people questioned as part of a Daybreak poll on lads' mags want to see magazines like Zoo and Nuts banned from stores.
Nearly a third of people thought lads mags were harmful to society and almost half, 45%, believed they fuelled sexism.
A staggering 77% of people questioned would not allow their child to buy one.
The results comes ahead of a parliamentary meeting lead by MP Caroline Lucas, along with women's rights groups UK Feminista and Object, and will strongly criticise Tesco, the UK's biggest retailer, for stocking lads' mags.
Tesco have recalled a range of frozen turkey dinners overs fears they may mistakenly contain eggs, which could pose a risk to people with egg allergies.
The Food Standards Agency has issued an allergy alert after a manufacturing error led to concern that some packages may contain an all-day breakfast meal, which includes an egg.
The affected product is the 400g Tesco Frozen Classic Turkey Dinner with a best before date marked as the end of July 2014. No other Tesco products are known to be affected.
Tesco has said the challenging retail environment in Europe continues to affect its performance, as it reported a 23.5% drop in group pre-tax profits to £1.39 billion in the six months to August.
Chief executive Philip Clarke told ITV News: "There are always bumps in the road and the Eurozone is one of those and it's been an extraordinary impact since 2008."
But he added: "We feel we've got every opportunity to grow and make progress".
Tesco has revealed that its trading profits in its UK business rose 1.5% to £1.13 billion, with like-for-like sales excluding petrol remaining flat in its second quarter after falling 1% in the previous three months.
Despite improved trading in the UK, the retailer's first half group pre-tax profits of £1.39 billion, are down 23.5%.
– Tesco chief executive, Philip Clarke
The challenging retail environment in Europe has continued to affect the performance and profitability of our businesses there. The investments we have made to improve our offer for customers in the region are already starting to take effect and we expect a stronger second half as a result.