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Waste food feeds 5,000 at Trafalgar Square


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Tasty curry, wonky carrots and sleeping pigs: Here are a few photos from Feeding the 5,000, which took place on Friday in London’s Trafalgar Square. Organised by expert freegan Tristram Stuart, along with Fareshare, FoodCycle,  Love Food Hate Waste and Friends of the Earth, Feeding the 5,000 encourages households and business to reduce food waste by treating people to a free lunch using food that would otherwise have been wasted, such as cosmetically imperfect fresh fruit and vegetables supplied by farmers who sell their goods to supermarkets.

It was great to meet so many people committed to reducing food waste and people who just came for a free curry and had never thought about food waste before.

Friends of the Earth brought along some pigs to make sure that nothing was wasted – pigs scoff what you can’t.

We left with a free pineapple, some wonky carrots and lots of ideas for recipes to use up leftover ingredients.



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