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Get to grips with food waste

rediscover food

Have you ever wondered how much food gets wasted? A lot. Did you know that food waste contributes to climate change? In Cyprus alone around 4,000 tonnes of fresh produce go to waste every year before reaching the consumer due to aesthetic requirements and surplus. Yet it’s not just the market that contributes to food waste. The harsh reality is that we do too.

That lettuce we leave go bad in the fridge, the leftovers we never eat, the excess food that’s cooked without any more hungry stomachs in the house… they all contribute. An upcoming event aims to show visitors how to transform food that was going to be wasted into delicious meals and exotic smoothies.

On Sunday at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Zero Food Waste Cyprus and Panoramix will host an event called ReDiscover your Food. The afternoon will begin with an hour-long workshop at 6.30pm where chefs will demonstrate how to make pickles and extend the lifecycle of food. From 7.30pm onwards delicious meals and smoothies will be served prepared from fruits and vegetables saved during the day. The menu will include vegan dishes depending on what produce was saved.

The event is free to attend and hopes to be an informative, sharing tips and tricks on reusing food and raising awareness on food waste. There is a limited number of spots available so participants are encouraged to reserve a place by filling in the online form via the Facebook event (Re-Discover your Food).


Re-discover Your Food

Interactive event learning to re-use food and combat food waste. Organised by Zero Food Waste Cyprus and Panoramix. June 20. St Paul’s Anglican Church, Nicosia. 6.30pm. Free. Registration is necessary. Tel: 22-445221

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