What counts as food waste? This question is a lot more difficult to answer than you might think.
By Robert Kunzig and Luca Locatelli I was so delighted when the National Geographic devoted its March 2020 issue to waste, including its front page spread and mesmerising images from Luca Locatelli. I actually found out about it from following Locatelli on Instagram, and immediately ran out to the newsagent to buy a copy. FoodContinue reading “National Geographic: The End of Trash”
This book introduced me into the wonderful world of food waste studies, but leaves out some important issues.
Grow new, delicious sproutings from the ends of your vegetables.
Image by Jill Wellington In 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN found that globally, we waste ONE THIRD of the food we produce. According to that estimate, this equates to 1.3 billion tonnes of food a year. Climate For our climate, this is vast. Rotting food emits methane, a greenhouse gasContinue reading “Food waste facts”
Welcome to Food Waste Stories! Inspiration for this blog comes from my master’s dissertation for which I interviewed people about their food waste practices. I learned that everyone wastes food, but no two people agree on what waste is, and it is not just the individual who is responsible. Our social norms, our material possessions,Continue reading “Welcome”
Save your scraps and turn them into delicious stock.