Misshapen produce supplied directly by farmers provides spicy feast to encourage households and businesses to cut food waste.

This article titled “Waste food feeds 5,000 a lunchtime curry in Trafalgar Square” was written by Mark King, for The Guardian on Friday 18th November 2011 18.25 UTC

Elona Grondona, a school nurse, came to Trafalgar Square in London for one reason – to eat curry. But this was no ordinary meal, Friday's lunch was served as part of the Feeding the 5,000 initiative, to encourage households and business to reduce food waste.

The Feeding the 5000 team – a coalition of Fareshare, FoodCycle, Love Food Hate Waste and Friends of the Earth, led by food waste expert Tristram Stuart– treated Grondona and 4,999 others to a free meal using food that would otherwise have been wasted, such as cosmetically imperfect fresh fruit and vegetables – in short, wonky carrots.

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