5 Things We Learnt Today About Food Waste!
Here are some staggering truths we learnt from the World Food Programme presentation:
1) In 2018, 3 million children will die from hunger-related causes.
2) The world produces enough food to feed 9 billion people each year, and our currently world population stands at 7.4 billion. Yet so many people go hungry. This is because one third of the food we produce is lost or wasted.
3) Zero Hunger has never been achieved in the history of mankind but is achievable in our lifetime.
4) Chefs can make a difference. We control the kitchens, suppliers, and customers we come through the doors.
5) One of the reasons that contribute to food waste is that social media has planted in us unrealistic benchmarks of what food should be. Join the #recipefordisaster movement by grabbing near-expired ingredients from your fridge, prepare a dish and share it on your social media with #recipefordisaster.
More info on www.wfp.org/recipefordisaster
One Ingredient, Zero Waste
We love the lunch packs prepared by the Electrolux Professional team, who creatively created a wholesome (and tasty!) meal out of..the carrot. In our lunch pack: Carrot Focaccia, Thai Carrot Soup and Chocolate Carrot Muffin. We’ll be happy to have more of these one-ingredient meals, won’t you say.
Living your Talk…
Here are some ways the Feed the Planet panellists reduce food wastage at home.
1) Clean out the fridge and use the ingredients to make salad dressings
2) Keep trimmings and make your own stock and broths
3) Just buy a little, and not in excess.
4) Make jams and compotes from ripe fruits
5) Use your freezer. When bananas start turning brown, chop and freeze them as it makes a good base for smoothies.
6) Collect broccoli stems (if you are not a fan) and make broccoli cream soup!
It was a lunch like no other this afternoon, when the 9 promising Global Chefs Challenge competitors whipped up their best. Hall 4 was transformed into a restaurant in the afternoon, where invited guests were served up competition dishes by competitors from Italy, UAE, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Singapore, Hungary, Scotland and Australia. All we can say is: It’s a tough choice for the judges.
We are pleased that Dato’ Mohd Sallehhuddin Bin Hassan, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, officiated the opening ceremony of our Congress Expo at Hall 4 today. He was also shown the competition arena of our Global Chefs Challenge…