Western countries throw away nearly half of the food they produce for human consumption, not because it is inedible, but because it does not look appealing. Surely there is something more sensible to do with food than waste it. In this TED talk, Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food and calls for a more responsible use of our global resources.  We are reaching the ecological limits that our planet can bear - eat food - don't throw it away.

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  • Shoko Kobara

    I am totally agreed : we reach the ecological limits that our planet can bear!

  • tejas shah

    you have to study the jain philosophy and try to inject in the UK public in blood First stop all slotter house , stop eating nonveg

  • cecilia

    I COME FROM A GENERATION OF WHERE GARDENS WERE BEDS OD VEGETABLES AND FRUITS, WITH JUST ENOUGH FLOWERS TO BEAUTIFY OUR HOMES, THIS MAY NOT BE ABLE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY. i LIVE NOW ON AN ISLAND WHERE THE POVERTY IS AFFECTING THE PEOPLES DAILY BREAD. WE LEAVE WHAT EVER WE DON'T NEED BY OUR TRASH BIN'S WHAT WE CALL SAFE FOOD, WE SHARE! I HAVE FRIENDS LIVING IN THE U.K. WHERE COMMUNITY FOOD GARDENS ARE ON THE SIDE WALKS, AND SPARE LAND IS ALSO USED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE. THIS IS SO SIMPLE LETS ENCOURAGE BY SPREADING THE WORD AND ACT ON IT.ALSO COMPOSTING HAS TO BE ONE OF NATURES BEST WAY FOR THE HEALTHY GROWTH OF ALL VEGETATION.ONE SIMPLE METHOD EVEN WITH A POT OF HERBS IS TO CUT UP BANANA SKINS AND DIG THEM INTO THE SOIL,TEABAGS, OPEN THEM UP AFTER USE AND SPREAD THEM. COFFEE LEFT OVER FROM YOUR CAFETIERE RINSE OUT AND WATER PLANTS WITH IT, ALL HAVE COME FROM OUR EARTH, ITS CALLED PUTTING BACK!WE MUST VOICE ALL OF OUR PAST WISDOM IN TODAYS WORLD. THIS PLANET WAS CREATED BY OUR GREAT MAKER, FROM THE DUST CAME LIFE IN ALL THINGS. WE MUST DO THE SAME

  • ANANTHARAMAN

    It is high time we became sensitive to our fellow humans' hunger and realise how little we have to change / sacrifice to remove the hunger scrouge from this world. In Kerala an excellent vegetable preparation is made from Banana Peel (banana species is called Nendran) after the core raw pulp is used for wafer manufacturing. The peel is a high fibre low calorie food item with other active ingrdients like vitamin C, Niacin etc. we have a study on number of recipes/ vegetable preparations out of the banana peel. In Mumbai city alone 10 tonnes of banana peel is thrown as solid waste to be disposed by the Municipal authorities. We are trying to promote the project as a waste to wealth project to feed the poorest. Not much success. Tristram's project can be classified under the "HEIGHTS OF PHILANTHROPHY"

  • julian dsa

    Indeed shameful. One can say it is as much a crime as war crime.Humanity has lost its balance of mind and is leading towards self destruction. Hope we realise our mistakes and be more human and sensible.

  • Brian

    Thanks Guys, yup, lets hire folks like him to organize the world to feed everybody with the surplus foods, and we can heal the world, after everybody gets fed and sheltered...! Viva Hope...peace..

  • Jeffrey Farrar Dean

    I know this to be true, I've lived it!

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  • Feeding the 5000 is an organization started by Tristram Stuart to empower and inspire the global community to reduce food waste. Check out their initiatives and events.
  • Freegans are not just "dumpster divers."  Learn more about the philosophy and practices of Freeganism, which encompasses waste reclamation, waste minimization and eco-friendly transportation.
  • Strive to reduce food and other waste in your home - purchase less, learn how to keep food fresh longer, preserve what you can't eat soon, and compost.

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