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Seedling – Reducing Food Waste through Vertical Farming and Aquaponics
3 months ago

Seedling – Reducing Food Waste through Vertical Farming and Aquaponics

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In this episode, I’m speaking to Travis Andren from Seedling in Philadelphia, in the United States – an organisation working on bringing efficient forms of urban-based, vertical farming …
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Elysia – Meals and Catering using Surplus Food
4 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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Margaret Ritchie MP, of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
5 months ago

Margaret Ritchie MP, of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

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In this episode I’m speaking to Margaret Ritchie, Member of Parliament for South Down in Northern Ireland, and a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.


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Fruta Feia – Giving farmers a fair price for their wonky veg
7 months ago

Fruta Feia – Giving farmers a fair price for their wonky veg

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In this episode I’m speaking to a couple of people from Fruta Feia a co-operative with hubs around Portugal, that buys food from farmers that has been rejected by the …
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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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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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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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The consumer mind-set is changing
2 years ago

The consumer mind-set is changing

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Now is the ideal time to invest in cutting food waste for the hospitality sector.

Food waste is an issue of growing concern and consumers are demanding a more sustainable offer from the hospitality sector. With such healthy returns to be had from relatively modest capital expenditure, there has never been a better or more important time to invest in reducing food waste.
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