Friday Buffet

I would say that this Bacon Kevin Bacon statue is a waste of bacon, but everyone knows bacon bits aren’t actually food. Just like that statue looks nothing like Kevin Bacon.

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Slow Food (the original one, in Italy) recently held an event called 1,000 Plates Against Waste to raise awareness about waste. Cool idea:

One thousand people joined a symbolic moment in the centre of Turin this weekend to protest against waste, taking part in a communal meal created entirely from surplus supermarket food destined for the trash.

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As a rule, I link to all op-eds that mix John Locke and duck sauce. And I like the sentiment of the piece.

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I’ve linked to this before, but it’s worth an encore: The pizza box with perforations to enable a transformation into four plates and a smaller box for storing leftovers (should any exist). Smart.

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Oh, Last Minute Market, if only you had an English version of your site for us non-Italiano speakers. UPDATE: But HT to Chris Pepe and Google, here’s a translation. And then there’s this brochurem, which helps a bit.

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  1. Posted October 1, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    LMM looks quite interesting. When I have a bit of time to look at it more closely, I will let you know if there is anything special. I guess I should explain that I am Italian (though no longer living there).

  2. Eleonora
    Posted October 7, 2010 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I’m Eleonora, I’m a PhD student at the University of Bologna (Italy) and I’m a member of the group of researchers and experts lead by Prof Andrea Segrè, working at the Last Minute Market (LMM). I was reading your blog…and I found you were talking about us!! Since there is not yet an english version of the website, I can give you some info. LMM born out of U of Bologna research, it runs 40 projects serving 11 regions in Italy. It connects wholesalers and retailers of food, prepared meals, pharmaceuticals, seeds, consumer products, and books with charities who can use them. These products are no more sellable, they are considered imperfect and without commercial value, but are still usable.
    LMM’s main action is providing technical assistance to businesses and institutions on waste prevention measures and implementing food recovery programs. Moreover, we carry on education and promotion effort raising awareness within consumers, businesses and policy makers about food waste. Now we are promoting the campaign “One year against waste” through events like “1’000 plates against waste”. Next appointments at the end of october in Bologna and Bruxelles… anyone interested? free lunch from food surplus of supermarkets!

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