From farm to plate, we waste between 30-50 percent of the food we produce. Food that could be used to feed 3 billion people. Hugh’s War on Waste on BBC One is giving much needed attention to the issue of food waste. On the surface it looks like a no brainer. Why would we discard […]
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Planning too much food is a common problem during the Christmas season. It is hard to know how much everyone will eat and we always prefer to have too much than too little. Some staggering numbers show that Britons waste 263,000 turkeys, 740,000 Christmas puddings and 17.2 million Brussels sprouts during the holiday period just because we can’t […]
Tom Hunt is a cook with a difference. He not only champions wild, local and seasonal food and but also embraces unwanted & unappreciated ingredients. I met Tom at the Brunel Museum when I attended his Christmas Forgotten Feast, a campaign Tom created working on projects throughout the UK, to revive our cooking heritage and help reduce food waste. In the unique setting […]
I just came across this story and even though it is not news, I love it so much I thought I should share it here. Back in March, Intermarché (France’s third largest supermarket chain) launched a fantastic campaign against food waste. “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables” (or “Les Fruits & Légumes Moches” in French) highlights the plight […]
I first heard of The Pig Idea during a discussion at The Royal Geographical Society on “Feeding the 9 billion” where Edd Colbert,The Pig Idea’s coordinator, made of very good case for this campaign and his vision of selling eco-pork on British supermarket shelves (watch it here). Since its launch last June, the campaign has attracted […]
Tom Hunt’s Forgotten Feast Alternative Christmas Banquet at the Brunel Museum is such a refreshing idea, especially during the excesses of the holiday season. From December 7th to 15th you can enjoy a ‘Forgotten Feast of 7 Fishes’ including carpaccio of scallop, risotto nero and clementine chocolate fondant. The fish included are often neglected or not usually seen […]
A few weeks ago, Tesco revealed it generated almost 30,000 tonnes of food waste in the first six months of 2013. This week the latest report of food waste by Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) shows that the amount of food and drink thrown away by UK households fell by 21% between 2007 and 2012. This saved local […]
ACK! I Don’t Know If I Can Throw Away Last Week’s Pasta Now. You’ve heard it before: We throw away a lot of food. But if statistics about hunger and food waste aren’t compelling enough to get you to eat your leftovers, this video’s got some fresh ways of looking at the issue. Be sure to stick […]
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