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  • It's world food day - what will you do to make a difference?

    what will I be doing this World food Day? Well, I will be spending today in Cardiff speaking at our annual conference in Wales talking all things behaviour change and food waste. Encouraging as many people and organisations to spread the word and make a difference. The theme of World Food Day #WFD2014 this year is family farmers - feeding the world and caring for the earth. Did you know......
  • Household food waste: a people perspective

    Emma Marsh, 13 Oct 2014, Comments: 1
    We've just published fascinating new insights in a new report exploring the relationship between how much good food and drink gets thrown away from our homes in the UK and who is doing it and why.It's fascinating stuff. The key thing is that it's not about blame - but about trying to understand the factors that can lead us to throw good food away and then trying to remove anything in...
  • UNEP Launches School Food Waste Competition

    Worldwide, about one-third of all food produced gets lost or wasted in the food production and consumption systems. Almost half of this quantity is the result of consumers and businesses in industrialized regions discarding food that is fit for consumptionThis equates to over 1.3 billion tonnes of food - enough to feed the estimated 870 million people who are going hungry each day.Love...
  • A weekend of rescuing food!

    So this weekend started as any other, until Saturday morning when my bare feet stepped into a freezing cold puddle where there shouldn't have been one.Yep, the electric had gone off overnight and the freezer had defrosted.Now I'd been planning on defrosting the freezer anyway but not quite like this and most definitely not the food as well. All those single portions of leftovers which I'd...
  • Thinking about Zero Waste Week next week...prompted by the arrival of a new food waste themed cookbook

    Mark your calendars and starting thinking of what you'll do, to #DoOneThingDifferently!1-7 September is “Zero Waste Week”. Now in its 7th year, and the goal is to raise awareness of and to spread the word about waste and what we can do, as both individuals and as part of the community. The theme for the week is “one thing you can do!” which times in wonderfully with the Love Food Hate Waste...
  • All things growing your own

    So those of you who are regular visitors to this blog know that I'm a bit of a grow your own fanatic. As it's a Friday and tomorrow I plan to be on my allotment all day I thought I'd post a blog in gardening's honour!Sometimes I succeed often I'll fail but nothing has ever stopped me getting excited about seeing seedlings come through and when those seedlings turn into real life actual vegetables...
  • In honour of the Great British Bake Off - a fact I never knew...

    I was reading the Guardian this weekend when something leapt out that really surprised me...Apparently - according to a Mintel survey - people aged 25-34 bake at home the most with a whopping 40% baking from scratch once a week.Now that's interesting but not actually that surprising.The thing that I was really interested in was the next sentence...only one third of over 65s said they had baked...
  • Love Food Hate Waste 10 cities on tour...

    So the Love Food Hate Waste tour is well and truly underway. Nottingham yesterday. Liverpool today. Manchester tomorrow.Nottingham was amazing - the team spoke to hundreds of people all wanting to make their pledge to #DoOneThingDifferently.Loads of families came to join the team, we were there with Nottingham City Council and in particular Cllr Alan Clark.We had healthy fruit and vegetable...
  • Wow it's been a busy old month but here's some fabulous Friday recipes...

    Well firstly apologies for being away for so long. This month has been incredibly busy and exciting with the first of our 10 city launches in Birmingham last week, three more next week and culminating at the end of September. The full list of dates and locations can be found here.We've also just published our brand new 'Save More' pack which is free to download by anyone in the UK to run sessions...
  • Just one jar of passata...

    Emma Marsh, 2 Jul 2014, Comments: 3
    So...confessional time. Last night I had to throw away half a jar of passata. Gutted! There it was sitting on its own at the back of fridge feeling neglected and lonely behind the veg I'd shoved in in haste earlier in the week. So I forgot about it.And now it's gone to waste.This morning I was thinking how appropriate our new call to action is #DoOneThingDifferently. Essentially there are...
  • At last I can talk about '10 cities'...and what one thing will you do right to make a difference?

    Emma Marsh, 23 Jun 2014, Comments: 4
    Hurrah! At last I can talk about the 10 cities we're taking Love Food Hate Waste to over the next 18 months. We've been beavering away in the background meeting with our Local Authority colleagues in each city as well as the major retailers who have pledged their support in different cities of the UK.So, in alphabetical order....BelfastBirminghamCardiffGlasgowGreater ManchesterLeedsLiverpool City...
  • Sainsbury’s to the Food Rescue

    Vik from Love Food Hate Waste, 5 Jun 2014, Comments: 1
    Our research has shown that one of the main reasons that we throw away food from our homes is because we don’t get around to eating it before it’s gone past its best! We all do it from time to time, we buy food and then our plans change, we’re invited out for dinner, we don’t fancy the foods we’ve bought...sometimes (or most of the time in my house) we end up with a random mix of ingredients...
  • Get Food Smart? Here's me thinking about food again...

    Emma Marsh, 4 Jun 2014, Comments: 1
    How often do you think about your food? Last week I was thinking about it a lot from the hunger perspective but this week I've been intrigued by the 'Get Food Smart' campaign from our friends at Start UK.  #Getfoodsmart runs from 1-15 June and encourages individuals to be mindful of their food. By getting food smart they are encouraging us to eat healthy, tasty food at affordable...
  • Working together to reduce food waste

    Yesterday was an exciting day. We had a LFHW and FUSIONS partner day in London where almost one hundred people from across the UK and Europe met up to share experiences of what we’ve all been doing to tackle food waste! There were representatives from all manner of organisations from local authorities to grocery retailers, community organisations to governments and even people working in the...
  • World Hunger Day - do I think about food far too much?

    Emma Marsh, 27 May 2014, Comments: 1
    I think about food a lot. Probably too much. Whether it's what I can do with those forgotten foods at the back of my fridge or the scale of the issue of food waste that's facing us and what we can do to tackle it, it's constantly on my mind.But today is World Hunger Day across the globe and that requires me to think about this in a whole new way. According to The Hunger Project hunger and...
  • How will Vik fare as a veggie for a week?

    Emma’s blog earlier this week asked whether readers would take on the National Vegetarian Week challenge! Well I was cajoled by colleagues into doing just that!So this week I’m living like a veggie! I have to admit, it’s not so hard for me since I don’t eat massive amounts of meat anyway. So I thought I’d update you on my experience so far of being a vegetarian who likes to reduce food waste.So,...
  • It's National Vegetarian Week - will you take the challenge?

    Emma Marsh, 20 May 2014, Comments: 2
    It's National Vegetarian Week  and a theme that's close to my heart. I turned veggie many years ago - in fact when I was 15 - much to the horror of my dad. A farmer! Many years seeing the lambs and pigs heading off to market and then staring down at my bacon sandwich or lamp chop did it for me. My dad however simply said I was too lazy to chew!!! But he came round eventually and even...
  • He Lived Below the Line and still ate relatively well!

    Viktoria from Love Food Hate Waste, 9 May 2014, Comments: 2
    You may remember that last week I spoke to my friend Tom who about his Live Below the Line challenge.I had a quick catch up with Tom just now to find out what the last part of the week held for him and to see how he fared! I really wanted to know whether eating on less than £1 a day had changed his attitude to food, and in particular wasting food!Mainly Tom learnt how to cook new (low cost) meals...
  • I’m thinking ahead, eating well and wasting less!

    Last week Emma reported that in May and June we'll be focussing on the theme of helping people to Eat Well and Waste Less! Now this has come at rather a timely moment for me as since C Boy and I moved house a couple of months back our healthy eating has become a little sporadic! I’m really ashamed to say that we started to waste a little more food than I would have liked (I guess we’re only human...
  • Eat well and waste less - a good reminder as many of us 'live below the line'

    Emma Marsh, 1 May 2014, Comments: 3
    Our new theme which has gone live today is 'Eat Well and Waste Less' - a timely reminder when many of us are 'living below the line' this week.1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty - on less than £1 a day - nearly 20 times the population of the UK. And that has to cover everything - health, food, housing transport....At the same time in the UK we throw away 13 billion “five a day” portions...

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