21 November 2013, The Guardian, Rebecca Smithers -- "Some of the UK's top chefs will cook thousands of free lunches in London on Thursday to highlight a campaign calling for pigs to be fed with food waste rather than food that could be eaten by people.
Guardian writer and chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, alongside staff from top London restaurants the Delaunay, Paternoster Chop House, Le Pont de La Tour and Soho House will be in Trafalgar Square cooking meals for the public made with pork from pigs fed on legally permissible food waste.
The event is in support of The Pig Idea, a new campaign calling for pigs to be fed on waste and surplus food rather than crops that people could eat, such as South American soy.
The initiative was launched by Tristram Stuart, author and founder of the food waste reduction campaign Feeding the 5000. The campaign wants to see the removal of the EU ban on feeding certain types of food waste – including catering waste – to pigs in the long-term, while calling for more legally permissible food waste to be fed to livestock now. Supermarkets, for example, are allowed to divert foodstuffs such as bakery, confectionery, dairy, fruit and vegetables to livestock feed, yet most do not currently do this. ..."
Photo: Top British chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, are to cook free lunch for all at The Pig Idea Feast in support of a campaign to feed pigs on food waste in Trafalgar Square, London, on Thursday. Credit: Ki Price/Greenhouse PR