Stop the Rot – A Campaign For a Fairer Food System

Every month Justice and Peace Scotland encourage you to take part in an online campaign/petition.  This month they ask that you take a moment to add your support to this call: Stop the Rot! Call on supermarkets to tackle food waste in their supply chains.

Stop the Rot, as part of the ‘This is Rubbish’ organsation started this petition to the CEO’s of the 4 big supermarkets in the UK – Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons.

UK supermarkets and businesses throw out over 7 million tonnes of food annually, before it gets to your shopping basket. That’s enough to lift all the hungry people in the UK out of food poverty. Globally, if food waste was a country, it would be the third top carbon emitter after USA and China. Three quarters of the UK’s food is sold through Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons. With a strong movement pressuring them, we can make them act! It’s time to call on UK supermarkets to tackle the food waste their policies cause in their supply chains.

The petition has over 300,000 signatures already – will one of the signatures be yours? 

For more details on the petition and organsations involved, click here.