As a nation, Ireland currently generates 1.27 million tonnes of food waste annually. Global food production accounts for around 35% of all greenhouse gas emissions, 8% – 10% of which are directly related to food waste. Yet, despite all of the evidence to support this argument, the subject of food waste was controversially ‘frozen’ out of talks at the recent COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
FoodCloud’s new ‘All Taste Zero Waste’ series seeks to drive awareness of the huge problem that food waste poses in Ireland, and internationally.
Aided by funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the social enterprise has teamed up with a number of charities and top name sustainably-focused chefs to help amplify the message.
Across six episodes, a food industry A-lister and a chef from one of the social enterprise’s charity partners are given thirty minutes to produce a dish using a range of surplus ingredients supplied by FoodCloud. Throughout the contest they provide helpful hints and tips on how everyone can contribute to reducing food waste.
Watch all the episodes here.