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Introducing OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution?
3 years ago

Introducing OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution?

By  •  Eye Witness

I’m Saasha, co-founder of OLIO, The Food Sharing Revolution. My business partner is Tessa, and together we are launching OLIO, a mobile app which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses to exchange their edible surplus food.
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Who is responsible for household food waste?
3 years ago

Who is responsible for household food waste?

By  •  Eye Witness

The answer seems obvious, doesn’t it? Households. Individuals. Consumers. 42% of food waste in the EU can be attributed to consumers. That’s a lot of bad choices. Choices to buy too much stuff. To stick a pizza in the oven rather than do something with those left overs. Choices not to learn to cook properly. To value convenience and de-value food.
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An Introduction to Gleaning
3 years ago

An Introduction to Gleaning

By  •  Eye Witness

The Gleaning Network, part of Feedback Global, is just one of the great initiatives documented for the Food Is project. The video shows work from 3 gleaning sessions – where on each occasion a dedicated team of volunteers came together to glean around 2-2.5 tonnes of fruit or veg.
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The Gleaning Network – Saving more apples from being wasted!
4 years ago

The Gleaning Network – Saving more apples from being wasted!

By  •  Eye Witness

With 20-40% of food produced on farms not actually fulfilling its destiny – being left to rot into the ground or on the trees upon which it was grown, rather than consumed by us humans, it raises real concerns about the sustainability and the impact of such a flawed system.
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Tonnes of edible food are being wasted on farms

This is due to supermarket imposed cosmetic standards, and other unfair practices

Podcasts

Elysia – Meals and Catering using Surplus Food
2 years ago

Elysia – Meals and Catering using Surplus Food

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In this episode I’m speaking to Sophie Andre from Elysia – a new start-up social enterprise which buys food that would otherwise have gone to waste from various …
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Margaret Ritchie MP, of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
2 years ago

Margaret Ritchie MP, of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

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In this episode I’m speaking to Margaret Ritchie, Member of Parliament for South Down in Northern Ireland, and a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.


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SOS NI – Rescuing fresh food and redistributing to those in need
2 years ago

SOS NI – Rescuing fresh food and redistributing to those in need

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In this episode I’m speaking to Pete Loughins from SOS Northern Ireland’s Food Programme, which gathers food and other goods from supermarkets that would otherwise go to waste, …
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Fruta Feia – Giving farmers a fair price for their wonky veg
2 years ago

Fruta Feia – Giving farmers a fair price for their wonky veg

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In this episode I’m speaking to a couple of people from Fruta Feia a co-operative with hubs around Portugal, that buys food from farmers that has been rejected by the …
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