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It was disappointing to see recent figures from the United Kingdom showing that household food waste is on the rise again (although per capita waste is still roughly constant). In addition, the European Union Court of Auditors released a report earlier this month that found approximately 88 million tons of food are still lost or wasted in the European Union each year. Looking at the analysis available, I remain convinced that we can achieve a 50% reduction in food waste, despite this recent slowing of progress.