Feedback - Spring Fiesta
Global food waste fighters Feedback embraced the soggy Mancunian Spring weather and hosted a festival like no other at Plant NOMA in Sadlers Yard. Teaming up with a number of established foodie projects and organisations, they ran a day of fun activities with the aim of spreading awareness about the immense problems the food industry is causing.
Real Junk Food Project Manchester provided a delicious lunch of pasta, bean stew, mushroom dahl, beetroot and mixed salad, all of which was destined for landfill or incineration until intercepted by the waste food warriors. Cracking Good Food’s cookery lesson on using up leftovers proved very popular with the attendees who were eager to learn how to save money as well as save the planet.
There were a number of stalls offering advice and volunteering opportunities including community growers Sow the City and waste food distributors Fareshare. There was free pottery making classes also just to add to the community feel of the day.
Feedback did an amazing job at spreading the message that food waste contributes climate change, especially in the film screening of Wasted in which Feedback’s founder Tristam Stuart evidence the issue to anaerobic digestion of food in landfill causing the potent greenhouse gas methane.
In the evening, the guests were treated to music from local DJs as they chopped vegetables for a feast. By bringing people together in this way it really enhances the feeling that tackling the food waste crisis is a movement and we can all play a part. As Feedback say, the solution is delicious!
Watch the founder of Feedback Tristram Stuart in his TED talk to learn more the global waste scandal and see how you can join the war on waste by visiting their website: www.feedbackglobal.org