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13:00 - 14:00 30 April 2015

Why is finishing your plate never enough?


106 | Gordon House (link Map)
29 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PP | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Tristram Stuart, is the winner of the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize 2011, for his fight against food waste. Tristram is the founder of the charity Feedback. Feedback works with governments, businesses and civil society to catalyse change in social attitudes and demonstrate innovative solutions to tackle food waste at the global scale.

A third of the world’s food is wasted, but contrary to what the supermarkets would have you believe this is not principally your fault. Most food waste occurs in the industry supply chain, and is often directly caused by supermarket policies. It follows therefore, that finishing your plate will not by itself solve the global food scandal. We have the power to demand, and bring about, radical changes in the world’s food system for we citizens are its paymasters. In this talk Tristram Stuart will discuss how we should therefore use this in order to avoid the worst consequences of the mass extinction event we currently participate in.


Hannah Sender
ucqbro7@live.ucl.ac.uk / hannah.sender.13@ucl.ac.uk