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Make Food Last & Eat Great Food
17th July 2020 7-8pm – Free Ticketed Virtual Dinner Discussion + Q&A
The average UK household throws away £355.68 worth of food every year, equating to a startling £9.7billion across the country annually.
According to the research collated in February 2019, 65 per cent of UK adults admit to buying too much food that ends up being thrown away, with London and Newcastle reporting the highest rates of food waste.Source: https://resource.co/article/study-reveals-uk-wastes-97-billion-food-each-year
As Christians we give thanks for our food and pray it blesses our bodies. However, there is a great deal of confusion about how long food can be kept safely.
Some believe we have been programmed to use an artificial date as a means of when to dispose of food products, instead of relying on our natural senses to look, smell and taste. When we grow our own food, we rely on those senses to tell us when food is inedible. Fruit, vegetables and freshly laid eggs taste so much better when you’ve grown it yourself, looked after chickens.
The Use By Date and the Best Before Date have different meanings. A Use By Date is about safety and a Best Before Date refers to the quality and shelf life of an unopened food product.
Every year, we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink in the UK, most of which could have been eaten. So think carefully before throwing away food past its “best before” date. The food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best in terms of flavour, texture and nutritional value.
For more about food labelling see here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/food-labelling-terms/
For handy tips on reducing food waste see here: https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/
At the live Q&A session the panel consists of people who are dedicated to reducing food waste from purchasing, to cooking, to preserving to growing your own.
- Suzanne from EdAble Social Kitchen: her social enterprise creates meals from food that would otherwise be wasted
- Heather is a professional gardener who will be able to tell you about plants and composting
- Janet is a veg lover who enjoys cooking and growing veg
Come join us for a free live virtual dinner discussion on making food last and growing food on the 17th July 7-8pm. Register for this event below:
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