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Oxfam: 'Buy one get one free' deals cause food waste

Oxfam has criticised "buy one get one free" supermarket deals, claiming that they encourage consumers to waste food.

It comes after a report by the the House of Lords European Union Committee found the UK was throwing away 15 million tonnes of food a year.

Mark Lawson, Oxfam's Head of Policy, said foods should be made cheaper across the board.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "You've got this crazy system where some of it is being given away and then often ends up getting wasted and the rest of food is far too expensive."

  • 07 Apr 2014
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