A Taste of Freedom by Ellie Garwood
A Taste of Freedom
by Ellie Garwood
Sep 21, 2010
Positive News Issue 65
Surplus fruit is being salvaged by a new and highly inventive sustainability project
To draw attention to the problem of food waste, sustainability campaigner Tristram Stuart recently fed 5,000 people for free, in London's Trafalgar Square, using only food destined for landfill. A year on, he has turned his hand to saving would-be waste fruit to promote sustainability and healthy eating in schools across the UK.
The project, called A Taste of Freedom, sees surplus fruit salvaged from farmers, packers, wholesalers and markets, turned into sorbets - 90% fruit and 100% sugar free. Tristram's team has even invented a unique ice-cream cone, also made entirely from dried fruit - all of which, of course, would otherwise have gone to landfill.