The Huffington Post UK report:

Since coming to office coalition ministers have been keen to tell Britons to stop wasting food – but government departments should probably be prepared to eat their own words.

Officials at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have been throwing away more than five tonnes of unused food a month, a Freedom of Information Request by the Huffington Post UK has revealed.

The 5,300kg thrown away from DEFRA’s London and York offices this May is more than double the amount thrown away in January (2,253kg) and the equivalent weight of an armoured military truck.

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