Q&A: Stop Wasting Food in the West and Feed the World?
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart explains why the world wastes at least a third of its food and what we can do about it.
British activist Tristram Stuart wants you to clean your plate—or just ladle less food onto it.
Stuart has initiated numerous campaigns to call attention to the food we waste. Among them: Feeding the 5000, a free public feast on what would have been wasted food, and the volunteer Gleaning Network, which harvests surplus produce that would otherwise rot.
When I was 15, I was living on a small and disused farm in England, and I decided to buy some pigs and chickens. Buying pig feed was hugely expensive and had God knows what impact on the environment, so I decided to get free waste food from my school cafeteria. The local baker, the greengrocer, the market, and a farmer