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Staff and PhD student's research on food waste makes waves

An article co-authored by Elizabeth Bomberg, PhD student Stephen Porter, and colleagues in Geosciences and Education has featured on the front cover of the Sunday Times, on  BBC, and as a Research Highlight in Nature Sustainability.  The study – which examined the climate change impact of wasted crops  – found that more than 50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables grown across Europe are discarded each year, largely due to aesthetic standards, consumer preferences, and supermarket purchasing power.  The article appeared in Journal of Cleaner Production and can be viewed here:  https://buff.ly/2BoQ6UH