A South West MP is proposing a new law to reduce the amount of surplus food that's thrown away. **Labour MP Kerry McCarthy is to bring a bill before Parliament tomorrow. At a reception this morning, she said it would put pressure on supermarkets and manufacturers to donate their unwanted but still edible produce to local charities.**
One group of volunteers is already making the most of food that would have have gone to waste.**
Cordelia Lynch tells us more.**
Ripe fruit, fresh vegetables- all of it was headed for the bin.
But students at Freecycle are cooking a three course meal with it for 120 people.
Celebrity Chef Arthur Potts-Dawson is right behind them.
What supermarkets don't want he transforms into an exotic menu.
The Foodcyle volunteers pick up what retailers are about to throw out every week. From small shops, to big chains.
Some of the porduce be slightly bruised, the packaging a little damaged, but it's all edible, sometimes in date too.
On Sundays they take it here to the Easton Comunity Centre to serve refugees, the homeless and anyone who fancies a free lunch.
Part of the challenge in reducing that will be changing peoples' mindset.
But businesses may want more- legal protection and incentives.