Read Frank Field MP's latest report on food poverty in the UK: "Feeding Britain 2015-16: A route map for ending hunger as we know it in the UK".
Food fit for consumption should be eaten. In line with the waste hierarchy, waste reduction and reuse should come before recycling. Then the best place for unavoidable food waste is an anaerobic digester or composting site. AD uses it to generate renewable biogas and produce biofertiliser, which returns nutrients to the land.