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Food waste in the UK - Documenting gleaning by photographer Chris King

An Introduction to Gleaning

By  •  2nd July 2015

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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Gleaning on UK Farm - Food Waste Photography by Chris King

The Gleaning Network – Saving more apples from being wasted!

By  •  10th April 2015

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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Gleaning for Cabbages - Food Waste on UK Farms Photographed by Chris King

The Gleaning Network – Saving Cauliflowers and Cabbages

By  •  4th April 2015

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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Food Waste in the UK - DOcumentary Photography by Chris King

The Gleaning Network: Reducing Food Waste on UK Farms

By  •  13th September 2014

We are all conscious on some level of the amount of food we waste – edible or otherwise, within our own home, and aware that there is avoidable food waste generated by supermarkets and the wider, urban-based commercial, catering and hospitality sectors. But what about on the farms?
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Gleaning on UK Farm - Food Waste Photography by Chris King

Oddbox – bringing wonky fruit and veg to homes and offices

By  •  14th August 2018

Oddbox is a London-based box scheme that works directly with farmers and growers to take their wonky and surplus produce – so food that might otherwise have gone to waste – then deliver them straight to their members’ doors at a price that’s fair for both the farmer and their members.
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Feedback – Ranking supermarkets on reducing food waste

By  •  31st July 2018



In this episode of the Food Is Wasted podcast, I’ll be speaking to Christina O’Sullivan from Feedback – a London-based organisation running several campaigns related to food …
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Bubble and Squeak – a social enterprise run by school children

By  •  3rd July 2018

In this episode I speak to some of the children who run the social enterprise Bubble and Squeak, at their school in West London – selling surplus food in the …
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Elysia Catering - Documenting food waste with Food Is Wasted

Turning food waste into cash.

By  •  25th May 2018

Some forward-thinking individuals are turning food that might otherwise go to waste, into a source of revenue – here’s why…
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The Pig Idea - Photographer Chris King Documenting Food Waste

Chickens enjoying food waste

By  •  31st March 2017

Cabbages from a farm in Kent rejected by the supermarket the farmer supplies due to strict cosmetic standards – in this case for being too big! They were harvested by members of the Gleaning Network – an organisation which mobilises volunteers to visit local farms post-harvest, and gather food that would otherwise be left to rot.
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Gleaning on UK Farm - Food Waste Photography by Chris King

Apples Piled High

By  •  31st March 2017

Cabbages from a farm in Kent rejected by the supermarket the farmer supplies due to strict cosmetic standards – in this case for being too big! They were harvested by members of the Gleaning Network – an organisation which mobilises volunteers to visit local farms post-harvest, and gather food that would otherwise be left to rot.
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