FareShare CEO speaks at Waste Not Want Not panel at Food & Drink Expo 2018

17 April 2018

Waste Not, Want Not panel at Food & Drink Expo 2018

We’re excited to be at Food & Drink Expo today where FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell is speaking at the Waste Not, Want Not panel which we’re bringing to you live! Watch with us as Love Food Hate Waste – Community Ambassador Richard Fox and an all-star line-up of food and sustainability experts discuss one of the biggest issues facing the industry today. With leading representatives from the academic world, retail and broadcast media, the panel will tackle waste reduction, sustainability and the impact on business and society. #FDE2018

Posted by FareShare on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

 

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell took part in a panel discussion Waste Not Want Not at the Food & Drink Expo in Birmingham today.

You can see the broadcast, recorded live, above or on FareShare’s Facebook page. Watch the Love Food Hate Waste Ambassador Richard Fox and an all-star line-up of food and sustainability experts discuss one of the biggest issues facing the industry today. With leading representatives from the academic world, retail and broadcast media, the panel tackled questions about waste reduction, sustainability and the impact on business and society. Hosted by The Grocer Talking Shop Live.

The full panel line-up:

Amanda Reid, Chartered Waste & Resource Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Hannah Gallimore, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Co-op
Adam Handling, Chef and Owner, Adam Handling Group
Matthew Fort, Food Writer & TV Presenter
Lindsay Boswell, CEO FareShare
Richard Fox Author, Chef & Broadcaster

 

Help us #feedpeoplefirst

During the panel, Lindsay Boswell underlined the importance of charitable food redistribution. 1 in 8 people go hungry in the UK, yet perfectly good food is wasted every day in food production. We are asking people to sign a petition to tell the Government to get food to those in need. If we reach 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition. If we get 100,000, it will be debated in the Parliament. Every signature counts, so please share the petition with your friends, family, colleagues, networks.

Here’s a sample Twitter post, feel free to copy and share:

.@FareShareUK helps charities feed half a million people a week by redistributing just 5% of UK’s available #surplusfood. Just imagine what we could do with 100,000 tonnes. Help us persuade Government to #FeedPeopleFirst and sign the petition at feedpeoplefirst.org

 

 

Will you add your voice to the campaign and sign the petition?

Help us tell the Government to get food to those in need.

 

SIGN THE PETITION

Deadline is 3 May 2018

 

Read more about the #feedpeoplefirst campaign

“A fund of £15 million to offset food business cost of charitable food redistribution, feeding people rather than sending food to animal feed or anaerobic digestion, would be worth £250 million – a quarter of a billion pounds a year to UK society. This is why we are asking people to sign the petition to #feedpeoplefirst.”

FareShare Chief Executive, Lindsay Boswell


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