Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste - an awareness campaign established by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and chef Massimo Bottura, a UN Goodwill Ambassador - which is calling for us all to act now to reduce food waste.
Up to a third of all the food produced is wasted. That takes up a huge amount of water, energy and human capital, which contribute to greenhouse gases, and accelerate climate change. It is a huge global problem, but unlike some of the seemingly insurmountable problems facing the world's climate, this is something that we can do something about, and immediately.
Reducing food waste at home is easy to do. It calls for a change in mindset and a little organisation, it is easy and fun, and it allows you to reimagine waste as something delicious. Watch our Why Waste?series with Massimo Bottura for inspiration and some brilliant recipes on how to use up your leftovers and create dishes worthy of three Michelin stars.
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