‘Chicken 5 ways’ is a concept inspired by my advocacy work with the UN World Food Programme. In a world where nearly 700 million people struggle to get enough food to eat, it’s criminal that one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Reducing food waste means reducing our carbon footprint on the planet and it is down to us to take action. It's simple: make sure to use everything in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to cut around the mould on your cheese or blend your wilted herbs into a delicious sauce. Shop locally, and start valuing your food – only then we will be able to change the food systems around us for the better.
I believe that food waste comes from a lack of understanding and a lack of respect for food. If more people knew where their food came from, who picked it, and how far it has travelled, I trust that they would think twice before throwing any of it away.
With the following five steps you can reduce your own food waste – starting with how to use up every part of a chicken… and, yes, I mean every part!