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Elysia – Meals and Catering using Surplus Food
3 months ago

Elysia – Meals and Catering using Surplus Food

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In this episode I’m speaking to Sophie Andre from Elysia – a new start-up social enterprise which buys food that would otherwise have gone to waste from various …
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ReFood – Hyperlocal food rescue and redistribution
8 months 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
10 months 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
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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Meet Tolga – the grocer with a zero-food waste policy
2 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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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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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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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!
2 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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