Europe wastes some 88m tonnes of food each year - around 173 kg per person - with costs estimated at €143bn.
A 39-year-old Moroccan emigré with two small children, Abdelouahid began “gleaning” – harvesting farmers’ unwanted crops – with the Espigoladors (gleaners) after losing his job in the construction industry four years ago.
Gleaning has a long tradition in rural Spain associated with dignity of the poor and communal food preparation, but the onset of austerity sparked a revival born of necessity.
Gleaning movement could be an answer to food waste? Read the full article by Harrison Jones - via Guardian Sustainable Business.
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