The first event in the 2016 series is entitled “Waste not want not”. It takes place on 10th March 2016 (6.30-9pm) at the Impact Hub King’s Cross.
The event features leading speakers including Dr David Evans, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester and author of ‘Food waste’, as well as Dr Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems, WRAP. The discussion will be chaired by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council.
People often refer to the ‘obesity epidemic’, but arguably we also have a ‘food waste epidemic’. The volumes of food wasted or lost along the chain, whether on farm or in households’ rubbish bin, are staggering. Following recent high-profile campaigns by people such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, food waste is back on the agenda in the UK. Do we really waste more food than previous generations? Where do we waste it and why? Why do we not value our food properly, so that we throw less away? What can you do about it? Join us to get to the heart of the food waste issue. Please join us.