Slow Food Chef Fights Brazil’s Food Waste with Disco Events
Food loss and waste are serious concerns in Brazil. The amount of raw materials wasted at both the beginning and end of the supply chain is staggering. Fortunately, some well-known chefs are spreading awareness and working to resolve the issue.
In 2016, a few responsible chefs took action in Brazil, turning public attention to the issue of food waste and setting an example for others. From famous Italian chef Massimo Bottura who turned wasted food into meals for the homeless at the last Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, to Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance chef and leader of the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) Brazil Caio Dorigon, an active player in a nation-wide effort to reduce food waste and raise awareness.
Earth Day 2017: Drought and Resilience in East Africa
Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Exactly one year ago, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed, potentially marking a historic turning point against anthropogenic climate change. This is not a matter of preventative measures we must take to avoid a future problem: climate change is already happening, and the effects have been devastating, particularly in areas prone to drought. Ironically, it is the poorest countries which pollute the least which often bear the brunt of the impact. Yet all hope is not lost. Farmers in Africa are fighting back, and their resilience is critical for our food security.
World Disco Soup Day
This year the Slow Food Youth Network has decided to organize the first Global Disco Soup Day. While in some parts of the world people suffer from hunger, one third of the food intended for human consumption is being thrown away – that’s 1.3 billion of tons of food in the bin every year. It’s clear we have a huge challenge ahead of us. Time for action!
We are inviting everyone from the Slow Food Youth Network and beyond to start their own Disco Soup event on April 29th 2017. Join us and fill bellies instead of bins!