This Unusual Lunch Raised Awareness About the Issue of Food Waste

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 2, 2015
References: scmp & munchies.vice
At a recent United Nations summit in New York City, world leaders were served meals that helped draw attention to the issue of food waste. In the US alone, about one third of all food ends up in the trash. This unusual lunch was designed to alert world leaders to reduce their levels of food waste.

The event was held during the United Nations summit and was attended by 30 influential world leaders. During the summit, guests were served a lunch made entirely out of food that would normally end up in landfills. The waste-based menu consisted of dishes such as 'Landfill Salad,' 'Spent Grain Bread' and 'Cocoa Husk Custard.' The dishes were largely made up of vegetable scraps that would normally be thrown away due to their unsightly appearance or texture. The goal of the lunch was to educate world leaders about the issue of food waste and encourage them to take action.

The event represents a unique way to raise awareness about the need for a more sustainable food system.