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About Chris King

I'm a documentary and portrait photographer and video producer from Ireland, but currently based in London. With the Food Is Wasted website and my exploration of the issue of avoidable food waste, I have a desire to create positive change in whatever way I can, and to whatever degree I can. You can see more of my work at chriskingphotography.com
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Fruta Feia – Giving farmers a fair price for their wonky veg
1 year 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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Low-budget recipes from the most wasted food items in Europe
2 years ago

Low-budget recipes from the most wasted food items in Europe

By  •  Eye Witness

Recently I was commissioned by the organisation Feedback to produce 3 short videos – each one sharing with viewers a low-budget recipe made using some of the most widely wasted …
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ReFood – Hyperlocal food rescue and redistribution
2 years ago

ReFood – Hyperlocal food rescue and redistribution

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In this episode I am speaking to Hunter Halder, founder of the ReFood movement in Portugal. Hunter is originally from the US, but has lived in Lisbon for many years.

In the 5 years that ReFood has existed, it has gone from 1 volunteer to 4,000, and serving 2,500 people 46,000 meals in a month.
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ChicP – Hummus from Surplus Fruit and Vegetables
2 years ago

ChicP – Hummus from Surplus Fruit and Vegetables

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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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Dinner Exchange London – vegan recipes from surplus food
2 years ago

Dinner Exchange London – vegan recipes from surplus food

By  •  Eye Witness

During the summer of 2015 the Dinner Exchange London did some catering for an event organised by UKTV. They were so enamoured by the organisation, and by Brigida – the co-founder and food anthropologist – that they wanted to commission the creation of a series of videos where Brigida would make recipes from food that would otherwise go to waste.
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ChicP – making hummus from surplus food
2 years ago

ChicP – making hummus from surplus food

By  •  Eye Witness

I’m a fan of making my own hummus, and am always varying the quantities of the ingredients to see how it impacts the final taste – adding a bit more of the water to smoothen it, or an extra squeeze of lemon to make it tangier – but that’s the extent of my exploration of hummus!
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The Food We Waste: Visual Storytelling as a Form of Activism
2 years ago

The Food We Waste: Visual Storytelling as a Form of Activism

By  •  Eye Witness

In September 2015 I was invited by Professor and photographer Alessandra Capodacqua to NYU in Florence, Italy to give a talk to students, professors and local activists on my work and the topic of food waste.
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Stop the Rot – a campaign for a fairer food system
3 years ago

Stop the Rot – a campaign for a fairer food system

By  •  Eye Witness

The prevalence of avoidable food waste is not limited to any one community or country, nor any particular demographic – it’s a global issue, to which each and every one of us contributes, and the impact of which is felt the world over. We are all part of the problem, but also part of the solution!
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Meet Tolga – the grocer with a zero-food waste policy
3 years ago

Meet Tolga – the grocer with a zero-food waste policy

By  •  Opinion

In this interview I speak to Tolga who runs a natural food store called ‘The Harvest’ in London. Tolga has a zero food waste policy, and proactively tries to get food that would otherwise go to waste a good home.
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Senza Spreco – fighting food waste in Florence, Italy
3 years ago

Senza Spreco – fighting food waste in Florence, Italy

By  •  Eye Witness

Recently I was invited to New York University’s campus in Florence, Italy to give a lecture on the work I’ve done documenting the issue of food waste. While I was there I took the opportunity to meet up with representatives of a local organisation, Senza Spreco, working to reduce the amount of avoidable food waste at a local and national level.
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