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About Chris King

I’m a documentary and portrait photographer and multimedia producer from Northern Ireland, but currently based in London. With the Food Is… 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
An Introduction to Dinner Exchange East
2 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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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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Dinner Exchange East – Catering for Plan Zheroes
3 years ago

Dinner Exchange East – Catering for Plan Zheroes

By  •  Eye Witness

In a recent Telegraph article exploring the habits of those who seek out discounted food in supermarkets, and the financial benefits of doing so, there was a poll asking readers ‘Would you eat food after the ‘Best Before’ date had passed’. The results of which indicated that 16% of 12,000+ participants only ate food on or before this date, with 40% only eating food that was a few days past the date.
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The Gleaning Network: Reducing Food Waste on UK Farms
3 years ago

The Gleaning Network: Reducing Food Waste on UK Farms

By  •  Eye Witness

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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The Pig Idea: Behind the Scenes
3 years ago

The Pig Idea: Behind the Scenes

By  •  Eye Witness

The first time I came across The Pig Idea was when they were serving up the pork they had produced, and were attempting to feed 5,000 people in Trafalgar Square in the heart of London.

It’s a great initiative that deserves a lot more attention and support in its attempts to lift an EU ban on feeding catering waste and swill to pigs.
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The Dragon Cafe and Borough Market
3 years ago

The Dragon Cafe and Borough Market

By  •  Eye Witness

One of the great things about exploring a project such as this is that you learn a lot that you otherwise may not have been exposed to, and meet great people doing great things.
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FoodCycle: Cafe Food Delivery
4 years ago

FoodCycle: Cafe Food Delivery

By  •  Eye Witness

This shoot was intended to capture what goes on after Sian and the volunteers she has helping her – often just Konstantina, have completed their tour of the New Spitalfields Market, collecting food from vendors that would otherwise go to waste.
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Winnow: Product Build
4 years ago

Winnow: Product Build

By  •  Eye Witness

This was an impromptu shoot of Marc, Kevin and the Winnow Solutions team – a company which has created a piece of technology that helps restaurants reduce food waste, and save a significant amount of money in the process.

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FoodCycle: Pie in the Sky Cafe Visit
4 years ago

FoodCycle: Pie in the Sky Cafe Visit

By  •  Eye Witness

FoodCycle’s activities are not limited to the volunteer hubs I have been documenting – the organisation also runs a cafe in Bromley by Bow, which I went to visit on a couple of occasions.

The cafe relies on gathering food that would otherwise be wasted from a variety of sources – including New Spitalfields Market, which is collected early on Saturday mornings.

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