Tristram Stuart is an international award-winning author, speaker and campaigner. His books have been described as "a genuinely revelatory contribution to this history of human ideas” (The Times), his TED talk has been watched over a million times, and the environmental campaigning organisation he founded, Feedback, has spread its work into dozens of countries worldwide from Kenya to Japan, from the UK and USA to Bulgaria and Poland.
I first opened my eyes to the global food waste scandal as a teenager when feeding my pigs at home with waste from the local baker, greengrocer and my school canteen. The food I found in supermarket bins was so shockingly fresh and high quality that I started eating it myself as a protest against the injustice of food waste. After years of campaigning, I eventually wrote the book Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal and then The Bloodless Revolution: A cultural history of vegeterianism from 1600 to Modern Times.
With shortages, volatile prices, environmental disasters and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem - or thinks it does. Combining front-line investigation with startling new data, Waste shows how the way we live now has created a global food crisis - and what we can do to fix it.
Hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, The Bloodless Revolution is a comprehensive history of vegetarianism. Starting from 17th century India, the book explores the fascinating story of how vegetarianism spread throughout Europe through the adventures of eccentrics, missionaries and philosophers.
I then launched the food waste movement that started with the first Feeding the 5000 event in London in 2009 and is now run internationally by the charity I founded, Feedback.
Our campaigns have existed since 2009 under three banners: Feeding the 5000, Gleaning Network & The Pig Idea. Feedback is the charity that governs these three campaigns, as well as our wider work influencing public attitudes and government and business policies on food waste.
Over one third of the world’s food is being wasted. Join the global movement against food waste. Sign the pledge to reduce your food waste and urge businesses to do the same.
For speaker enquiries, professional and campaign engagements please email me here; individual students should ideally contact me through an invitation from their institutions. Don’t forget, if you want to join any of Feedback’s projects you can do so easily on the website.