The world has enough food

Tristram Stuart, Founder of Feedback

Feed the world and save the planet: nothing short of this endgame is worth striving for.

  • Tristram is an official UN Champion for Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 - to halve food waste by 2030.
  • He set up Feedback to catalyse change after calculating that one-third of the world's food was wasted – that is 1.3 billion tonnes or enough to feed three billion people.
  • He says much of the waste is down to supermarkets' cosmetic standards, for example binning mis-shapen fruit and vegetable or trimming green beans.
  • In 2009, Feedback fed 5,000 people in London with food that would have gone to waste, raising public awareness and resulting in policy changes from the UK government and supermarkets; this model has been replicated in 45 cities worldwide.
  • In 2016, he launched the for-profit Toast Ale which turns surplus bread into award-winning beer and pours its profits into Feedback and aligned charities.

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