Food waste: United Nations Environment Programme Asia Pacific partners with OzHarvest to feed thousands with rescued food

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Hugh Paxtons Blog suggests that this event will be of considerable interest to anybody interested in food security and food wastage. There’s also a slap lunch. Clear your plates!

Bob apetit!

Hugh in Bangkok

From: Tanawan Sarabuddhi [mailto:tanawan.sarabuddhi@unep.org] On Behalf Of UNEPROAP
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY : United Nations Environment Programme Asia Pacific partners with OzHarvest to feed thousands with rescued food

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Nations Environment Programme Asia Pacific partners with OzHarvest to feed thousands with rescued food

EVENT: ‘Think.Eat.Save’

WHEN: Thursday, 3 December 2015

TIME: 12pm to 2pm

LOCATION: Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon

The UN Environment Programme Asia Pacific has enlisted the support of leading Australian food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, to educate and raise awareness about the issues of global food waste, food security and sustainability.

To support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which aims to halve global food waste and reduce food losses along the production and supply chains by 2030, UNEP and OzHarvest have partnered with some of Bangkok’s most recognised chefs and will serve 2,030 people a lunch prepared with ingredients otherwise destined for landfill.

Prominent Thai chefs Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Dylan ‘Lan’ Jones of Bo.lan restaurant, together with a team of chefs from Nahm including Chris Miller, as well as influential Wonderfruit Festival Co-Founder Pete Phornprapha and Dusit International’s Siradej Donavanik, will unite with UN delegates, and policymakers to fight food waste at Bangkok’s ‘Think.Eat.Save’ event on Thursday, 3 December at Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon between 12pm – 2pm.

The Think.Eat.Save campaign of the Save Food Initiative to reduce food loss and waste is a partnership between UNEP, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nation and Messe Düsseldorf, in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge. The lunch is modelled on OzHarvest’s annual ‘Think.Eat.Save’ events, which feed thousands of people across Australia while raising awareness about global food waste.

An expert panel discussion on the issues of food waste, food security and food sustainability will inspire thought, debate and action while delicious meals made from rescued and donated food items will be served by top chefs.

Find out more about Think.Eat.Save – www.thinkeatsave.org
Register to attend the event at http://thinkeatsavebkk.eventbrite.com.au

For media information and interviews please contact:
Mei Ling Park, Communications Consultant UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific T: +66 2288-1275 E: park21
Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific T: 08 1700 1376 E: satwant.kaur
Louise Tran, OzHarvest National Communications and Marketing Manager
E: louise.tran M: +61 466 620 744 Skype: louise.tl
Kiki Dhitavat, OzHarvest Asia-Pacific Special Projects
E: events M: +669599 51099

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United Nations Environment Programme
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
2nd Floor, United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: (66 2) 288-1234
Fax: (66 2) 280-3829
Email: uneproap

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