What do you get when you combine an agriculture professor and a food scientist who doubles as a chef?
From Crops to Shops: Buying and Eating Food With Thought is a fascinating evening of insights into how our food is grown, produced, made and sold to us as consumers.
First world food waste is even more disturbing when considered in light of the resources invested by small-hold farmers to grow high value crops like chocolate, coconut and palm oil. Our special guest speakers/food lovers will share their views on food as a form of cultural expression and enjoyment. They will show you how ethical shopping and sustainable lifestyles begin with being an educated eater.
Find out how to enjoy the luxury of delicious and healthy food whilst minimising waste, exploitation and guilt about where and how it was made.
Taste testing some examples of waste-free, guilt-free food will of course be part of the night!
- Date: 10 October 2013
- Times: 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
- Venue: The Learning Centre in the Education Precinct, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
- Entry fee: $15 per person – book online right now
A little about the speakers…
- Professor David Guest, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, The University of Sydney. Professor Guest works on disease research and sustainability with smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Colombia.
- Galit Segev, Food Scientist and Chef. Galit’s personal and professional mission is to empower people through education, sharing her knowledge and respect of food to help people cook and eat in more healthy, ethical, waste-free ways.
Some facts about food waste…
More than 800,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by NSW householders each year – that is 315 kilograms of food waste for each household going to landfill or 38 per cent of your kerbside garbage bin!
A further 300,000 tonnes of food is throw away by businesses in Sydney alone. NSW, therefore, throws away over 1.1 million tonnes of food each year.
By wasting food – fresh fruit and vegetables, leftovers, takeaways, packaged and long-life products, drinks and even frozen food – the average NSW household throws away $1,036 a year.
A little about Love Food Hate Waste…
By being less wasteful, you can save money and reduce your impact on our environment. Love Food Hate Waste is about providing you with practical tips and tools you can use every day like planning your meals, preparing a shopping list, and learning how to best store your food.
The Love Food Hate Waste program has generously provided funding to allow us to bring these wonderful and insightful evening to you.
Want some great tips around the home?
Here’s some information from our friends at Love Food Hate Waste:
- Tips for planning a menu that reduces food waste
- Smart shopping tips that reduce waste
- Able to grow your own food?
- Great recipes
- Health and nutrition advice