Every year, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food. This includes almost half of all fruit and vegetables produced.
Food insecurity affects 815 million people worldwide, the 11 per cent of the global population. Our guests are people with little or no access to resources and opportunities, who live in situations of social vulnerability and feel isolated and marginalised from their community.
Supported by their teacher, a Professional Cookery class of young students in New Zealand prepared an eight-course menu for their end-of-year event inspired by Bread is Gold. Here’s what they told us about the role of new generations in the fight against food waste.
A few weeks ago, representatives from all Refettorios and Social Tables gathered in Paris for the third Learning Network meeting. This year, the event focused on exploring ways to create social and cultural change at the global level through the exchange of local experiences and innovative solutions.