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Dignitaries feast on ‘rejected’ Kenyan food

UK author and anti-food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart (right) offers rejected green beans to delegates during a Unep meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday. The food grown by Kenyan farmers was rejected by UK supermarkets. AFP
UK author and anti-food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart (right) offers rejected green beans to delegates during a Unep meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday. The food grown by Kenyan farmers was rejected by UK supermarkets. AFP 

Cutting food waste went a notch higher on Tuesday evening as world ministers were treated to a feast of Kenyan foodstuff rejected by UK supermarkets.  

The food, served during the ongoing Universal Session of the Unep Governing Council and Global Ministerial Forum (GC-GMF) in Nairobi, had been rejected due to cosmetic imperfections.

Farmers have been silently complaining about stringent standards imposed by such markets over appearance or orders being changed after vegetables are harvested.

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