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Low-budget recipes from the most wasted food items in Europe
6 months 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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Dinner Exchange London – vegan recipes from surplus food
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 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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Senza Spreco – fighting food waste in Florence, Italy
2 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
2 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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Introducing OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution?
2 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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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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