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You’ve probably heard that British families are throwing away lots of unused and wasted food each week. In fact according to the waste charity WRAP, UK families throw away 7 million tonnes of food each year. I find this bewildering as I rarely throw out food myself. I admit that keeping on top of household food supplies does require a little time and presence of mind. Food Waste in the Family I think we all sometimes lose track of the half-a-jar of ground ginger in the back of the cupboard. What is more of a problem are the things we over-purchase in the weekly shop. You have to keep on top of the dates on your fresh meat of course. When you have children and you buy them a punnet…

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