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Who is responsible for household food waste?
2 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
2 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!
3 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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The Gleaning Network – Saving Cauliflowers and Cabbages
3 years ago

The Gleaning Network – Saving Cauliflowers and Cabbages

By  •  Eye Witness

Supermarkets imposing ridiculous and wholly unnecessary cosmetic standards are known to be one of the main causes of perfectly edible food going to waste at a farm level.
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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

ChicP – Hummus from Surplus Fruit and Vegetables
1 year ago

ChicP – Hummus from Surplus Fruit and Vegetables

By  •  Podcasts

This first episode of the podcast – which was recorded just before Christmas, hence the references to Brussel sprouts and the festive season – introduces the work of Hannah McCollum who founded ChicP – a company that gathers food that would otherwise go to waste from local markets, and produces very tasty sweet and savoury hummus.
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