With more than 33% of all food globally being wasted, The Pig Idea has been set up to help reduce human food waste, by feeding pigs surplus bakery products, whey from dairies and spent brewers grains, before the pigs themselves enter the food chain.
Supported by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Wahaca, Soho House and The Delaunay – to name but a few, the project is fast gathering credible momentum. The Pig Idea looks at the bigger picture, as not only does it reduce human food waste, but through sustainable meat production also helps to protect the South American rainforests. In the long term, feeding pigs UK food waste reduces the need for the thousands of tonnes of soy imported annually to feed livestock in Europe, ultimately reducing the amount of soy trees planted in South America.
IFE Show Director, Chris McCuin comments: “We are really proud to be working with The Pig Idea at this year’s exhibition. Food waste is a big concern for many within the foodservice industry, as is that of human impact on the environment. By teaming with The Pig Idea IFE hopes to raise awareness of food waste and environmental issues, as well as offering a practical solution”.
To find out more come and meet the pigs changing the way we see food waste visit IFE between the 22nd and 25th March at London’s ExCeL Centre.