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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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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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