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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
Latest Posts | By Chris King
The Food We Waste: Visual Storytelling as a Form of Activism
3 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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Disco Soup – fighting food waste while having fun
3 years ago

Disco Soup – fighting food waste while having fun

By  •  Eye Witness

Raising awareness about an issue such as food waste can be a challenge – much like any other campaign calling on people to change their habits in order to address a social injustice or environment issue. But how do you get people to care about food needlessly going to waste – essentially about rotting fruit and veg?! And once people do become aware, you are faced with another, greater challenge – how do you get them to use that awareness and take action?
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An introduction to the Food Surplus Entrepreneurs network
3 years ago

An introduction to the Food Surplus Entrepreneurs network

By  •  Opinion

Alice Codsi and I started the FSE Network, a European network of organisations that reduce food waste or valorize food surplus. We call these organisations food surplus entrepreneurs. The network reduces food waste by supporting food surplus entrepreneurs to increase their impact.
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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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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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An Introduction to Dinner Exchange East
3 years ago

An Introduction to Dinner Exchange East

By  •  Opinion

Dinner Exchange East is one of the organisations I have been documenting, and they do an amazing job of converting food that would otherwise go to waste into healthy and nutritious delights!

This video is made up of images taken in the run-up and during a big event they were catering for at the City Hall, London.
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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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