4.9. Dumpster diving - food rescue - urban harvesting: an activists view on food waste with Matt Homewood


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Some call it dumpster diving, I call it food rescuing, our interview guest Matt calls it urban harvesting. Every day retailers throw away still perfectly edible food. And activists like Matt Homewood document their finds and share them on social media platforms - like Instagram and LinkedIn. And there is much to find.

For the past 3 years Matt has been an active food waste campaigner and recently shared his work at cop 26. Today we talk about what it takes to get big corporations to change, how retailers are the oligopoly of the food system and the moral dilemma of doing something illegal for a good cause.

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