Experts set out the risks of an unsustainable food system

Three experts on food waste and food poverty set out the range of challenges society faces at a local, national and global level in creating a sustainable food system.

Tristram Stuart, Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Tim Allen spoke at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures’ Food Waste. Food Poverty. seminar yesterday, organised by Grantham Scholars Cecilie Dyngeland, Fiona Graham and Monica Ortiz.

According to the United Nations, roughly one third of food produced for humans is wasted or lost. Campaigner and author Tristram Stuart gave examples of the wasteful practices he’s seen in food production systems around the world and how these might be changed. You can watch a video of Tristram’s talk below.

Dr Lambie-Mumford, from the University of Sheffield’s SPERI research centre shared statistics and insights into food poverty in the UK. Her talk came as the Trussell Trust revealed that food banks had been used more than 1 million times in the past year.

Finally, Tim Allen from Sheffield On A Plate told the audience about the work going on at the University of Sheffield and across the city to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste.



Read a blog post by the Real Junk Food Project
Read a blog post by SPERI
Event: Food Waste. Food Poverty. with Tristram Stuart – 22 April 2015