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CBC London interviews HEAL’s Paul van der Werf on Household Food Waste

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Heal’s Paul van der Werf was interviewed on CBC London’s special Sounds of the Season show on 1 December 2017. A key purpose of the show is to help raise funds for the London Food Bank.  Paul chatted about his ongoing London research which shows that households throw out $600/year of avoidable food, from just their household activities. This is worth an estimated $75 million/year in London. He challenged listeners to reduce their food waste by 50% and to donate 10% of their savings to organizations that help the food insecure. A summary of his comments are included in this CBC London print article http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-food-waste-research-money-1.4425561