Global food loss and waste is a serious issue and an estimated 32% of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted from farm to fork. This huge level of inefficiency has economic, social and environmental impacts. Around the world, food loss and waste costs about $940 billion per year. In Victoria alone, food waste costs the average family around $2,200 a year.
Organised by the Knox City Council in Victoria, the Stringybark Festival is a sustainability event whose aim is to educate and empower the community with information and guidance on how to achieve practical change in daily life to create a more sustainable way of living.
The festival attracts over 13,000 visitors over the weekend and continues to be Australia’s longest running sustainability event bringing together community organisations, companies, groups and individuals who believe that small changes and adjustment in attitudes can help achieve sustainability in everyday life.
Love Food Hate Waste is a Sustainability Victoria campaign that raises awareness of the problem of food waste and supports Victorian households to waste less. In partnership with Love Food Hate Waste, Asian Inspirations is proud to support one of the program highlights at this year’s festival dubbed the Kitchen Revolution. Run in conjunction with the Compost Revolution, the Kitchen Revolution will playfully challenge the community to look at their role in wasting food and what they can do to bring change. Chef Lillie Giang, a.k.a. the Food Affectionist, will be at the Kitchen Revolution stage on Saturday and Sunday for tasty demonstrations and a fun “cook-off” competition.
Through art and science, food and technology, using interactive learning devices, visitors at the Compost and Kitchen Revolution will be able to explore complex issues and find that some solutions can be quite simple and accessible.
Meet Asian Inspirations, Love Food Hate Waste and Chef Lillie Giang at the Kitchen Revolution stage during the Stringybark Festival to learn tips and tricks on how to reduce food waste whilst creating delicious Asian recipes.