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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Think. Eat. Save.

FOOD FOR SOUL'S MESSAGE

The UN General Assembly, on 19 December 2019, designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste established by FAO and the United Nations.

Globally, around 14 per cent of food produced is lost between harvest and retail, while an estimated 17 per cent of total global food production is wasted 

Our food systems cannot be resilient if they are not sustainable. With nine years left to reach SDG goal 12, target 12.3; there is an urgent need to accelerate action to reduce food loss and waste. 

HOW MUCH FOOD DO YOU WASTE?

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Our friends at S.Pellegrino and Fine Dining Lovers have joined in the Call to Act to help save food from waste. 
Share your insights and challenges in this quick survey.

FROM LAST YEAR

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To celebrate and raise awareness, our partner UNEP will be looking for your
inspiring Kitchen Memories to share on social media that can help get others
to take action and make better choices for our environment and food system.

By sharing "Kitchen Memories" from our Family and our Refettorios we invite people to share memories, tips and ideas from their kitchen that help promote and take actions of sustainability for the health of the planet and well-being of people.

THINK. Wasting food is often a subconscious act. You might think it's not something you do, but check out these facts and you'll realise there's so much food going to waste, some of it might actually be coming from you!

EAT. Take inspiration from our recipes, follow the tips from our chefs and share your kitchen memories with us. 

 

SAVE. Help us achieve SDG's Goal #12.3, commit to an Act of Change and Love for people and the planet and inspire others around you to do the same!

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Kitchen Memories

Think. Eat. Save.

Think.Eat.Save, is a partnership between UNEP and FAO contributing to the Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the One Planet Network, to raise awareness of global and local food waste and how to reduce its impact.

We hope to be a place of inspiration, where you can Learn, Share, and Act, starting in the kitchen - cooking with love, for people and the planet.

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1. Think 

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2. Eat.

Long before banana breads made it to the top of social media’ hit lists during the lockdown, someone else was running their kitchens with very little waste: our grandparents. They were ingenious in the way they were using ingredients and making their meal plans.

Passatelli in broth

by Massimo Bottura

“One of my favorite recipes made with leftover ingredients is Passatelli, one that anyone can easily replicate at home. It comes from 'Cucina Povera', the tradition of making great food with simple and available ingredients without wasting anything. And that’s how breadcrumbs, eggs and Parmesan cheese can be turned into a soul-warming bowl of noodles in broth. Breadcrumbs are the epitome of the 'waste not, want not' food ethic.

My grandmother Ancella used to do this recipe for my family. I learnt from her and now I love making it for my family. Her recipe has been passed down from generation to generation in my family. The recipe is so easy and children friendly, that’s why I encourage everyone to spend time with their family or loved ones and get messy together!”

Passatelli by Massimo Bottura

Here are some examples of tips and recipes from our Refettorios:

3. Save.

Action 1:  Take Action #KitchenMemories 

Download Food for Soul “Tips in the Kitchen” in partnership with 


Action 2:  Join the Global Movement

Help us achieve SDG's Goal #12.3, commit to an Act of Change and Love for people and the planet and inspire others around you to do the same!

  1. Put your chef's hat on, take inspShare, share, share! Post your creations on social media using the hashtag #CookingIsAnActOfLove and #KitchenMemories  or tagging Food for Soul, invite your friends and loved ones to submit their own recipes and help us spread the love.

  2. Submit your recipe with a picture and the story behind it, tell us why Cooking is an Act of Love for you, and we will share it here for everyone to enjoy it.

  3. Share, share, share! Post your creations on social media using the hashtag #CookingIsAnActOfLove or tagging Food for Soul, invite your friends and loved ones to submit their own recipes and help us spread the love.

 

 

Action 3:  Get Involved 

  • Take inspiration from Massimo Bottura's Passatelli in broth or from the many recipes from Bread is Gold and become a more conscious consumer and cook.

 

 

  • Become a volunteer 

  • Donate 

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Share with us your Kitchen Memories and tell us about your act of love for people and the planet.