Currently, 793.000.000 people across the globe are malnourished, while according to the FAO (UN) 1/3 of our food is wasted from farm to fork. Slow Food Youth Network joins forces for World Disco Soup Day on April 25th. On this day, all over the world, we throw parties where organizers and visitors turn foodwaste into a discosoup! An event to cook, eat and dance together. Showing the fun way to save food, while educating the public and finding solutions for the amount of food that goes to waste.
Today, one third of the food produced for our consumption is wasted. It is being fed to bins. Saving 25% of this, would be enough to feed 800 million hungry people in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). We all care about this big problem and we want to change this. Filling bellies, instead of bins! It's not just about telling you to not to waste food, but also celebrate when you do save food. That is what we do with Disco Soup!
It is a fun, gastronomic and musical event that brings together young people, students, children, seniors, cooks and all the supporters of this battle against food waste. It is also a transformation tool that brings together diverse knowledge for education and awareness. "Often people have a perception that climate change work can be quite hard work. Disco Soup is the perfect way to show that the solutions are really delicious and you can have a lot of fun while you are doing it as well."
Saving 25% of the current amount of food wasted would be enough to feed the more than 800 million people that go to bed hungry every night, according to FAO. Reducing food waste would also help fight climate change, campaigners say, as discarded food ends up in landfills where it rots, releasing harmful greenhouse gasses, while the water, energy and fuel needed to grow, store and transport it is wasted.