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Italian chef takes campaign vs food waste to Rio Olympics

A world renowned Italian chef is taking his campaign to eliminate food waste to the Rio Olympics.

Massimo Bottura, founder of Food for Soul, with David Hertz, chief and founder of the non-profit organization Gastromotiva, cooked up the Refetto-Rio project, an initiative to gather surplus food from the Olympic Village during the games and turn into new meals for distribution to Rio de Janeiro’s neediest.

The Refetto-Rio project takes off from Bottura’s Refettorio Ambrosiano project during the Milan Expo last year when he took surplus food from the pavilions around the International Exposition and transformed them into nutritious meals for the poor and homeless.

Bottura’s Food for Soul is a non-profit organization that promotes social awareness on food wastage and hunger through initiatives done in collaboration with chefs, artisans, food suppliers, artists, designers and institutions.

Hertz’s Gastromotiva aims to promote social change through food and transform the lives of the socially vulnerable.

The Refetto-Rio project was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization last week with Bottura and Hertz.

According to the FAO, about one-third of worldwide food production is wasted or lost around the globe every year and the environmental impact of food loss and waste is enormous.

recent FAO study calculated that global food waste would, if calculated as a country, be the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter.

A world renowned Italian chef is taking his campaign to eliminate food waste to the Rio Olympics.

Massimo Bottura, founder of Food for Soul, with David Hertz, chief and founder of the non-profit organization Gastromotiva, cooked up the Refetto-Rio project, an initiative to gather surplus food from the Olympic Village during the games and turn into new meals for distribution to Rio de Janeiro’s neediest.

The Refetto-Rio project takes off from Bottura’s Refettorio Ambrosiano project during the Milan Expo last year when he took surplus food from the pavilions around the International Exposition and transformed them into nutritious meals for the poor and homeless.

Bottura’s Food for Soul is a non-profit organization that promotes social awareness on food wastage and hunger through initiatives done in collaboration with chefs, artisans, food suppliers, artists, designers and institutions.

Hertz’s Gastromotiva aims to promote social change through food and transform the lives of the socially vulnerable.

The Refetto-Rio project was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization last week with Bottura and Hertz.

According to the FAO, about one-third of worldwide food production is wasted or lost around the globe every year and the environmental impact of food loss and waste is enormous.

recent FAO study calculated that global food waste would, if calculated as a country, be the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter.



 

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