A bad taste in the mouth

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I watched the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall programme, on November 2, about food waste.

Nothing in it surprised me, of course.

However, I still find it disgusting the way supermarkets treat UK farmers.

More so when it results in such huge quantities of vegetables and fruit being destroyed, solely for aesthetic reasons.

If I grow vegetables myself I don’t really care what they look like as long as they taste as they should.

If we buy from the farmers’ market, we don’t insist the parsnips or carrots are a particular shape, uniform length.

Fewer rules would surely mean cheaper prices.

Let’s hope this campaign brings the supermarkets to their senses, but I won’t hold my breath.

B Glover,

Milton Road,

Hartlepool.