We round off our food trilogy this week by understanding food waste. Is such waste inevitable in our foodie culture, or are other forces at play? Hayley Everuss, state manager of Oz Harvest, joins us to discuss this topic.
This week, the SA Drinks Of The Week are from Ngeringa Wines and Hither & Yon.
Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of food wastage.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Chris Burns back when he was at the Defence Teaming Centre, talking submarines.
And in the musical pilgrimage … Todd Fischer has a song from DyspOra.
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Running Sheet: Understanding food wastage
|My feet got wet|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:48||SA Drink Of The Week
|Ngeringa Wines Éclat NV and Rosé … tasting notes|
|00:08:33||Stories Without Notice
|Professor Flint’s Science Week show at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, prompts Steve to discuss the potential impact of the better childhood activities and TV shows available today.|
There’s a story I remember from my Christian days, about Jesus using five loaves of bread and two fish to feed 5,000 people. Well, actually, that was one account but another one said seven loaves and a few small fish to feed 4,000 people. But, be that as it may, if these accounts were actually literal stories, they would have foretold the birth of Oz Harvest because if I remember correctly, after he fed the multitude in one of the stories, there were seven baskets of leftovers. And if you think getting a bounty from leftovers is miraculous, you should prepare yourself for the next 40 minutes or so as the state manager of Oz Harvest SA, Hayley Everuss explains how miracles like these happen every day, thanks to big yellow vans and a lot of people with goodwill.
Hayley mentions the War On Waste program, during the interview.
Do you ever see a large gourmet feast or even a barbecue gathering among friends and try to calculate how much food will be left over?
What sparked your interest in food wastage?
How much do we waste as Aussies?
Who is worse – households, restaurants, food festivals, pubs, or fast food joints?
One of our listeners, Bruce Gannon, shared today that he throws out food all the time and it’s due to his plans changing and the food going off. And foodie, Amanda McInerney, said on episode 153, that she tends to buy less but buy more often to avoid this situation. What advice can you share?
Listener, Dougal McFuzzlebutt said he’d like you to answer this: How can I as a consumer help reduce food waste?
And I would add, Are there some easy wins? What are the easiest types of food NOT to waste if you know what you are doing?
It is not just about throwing out food, do you have any idea how much food is wasted through peeling and cutting? For example, I am trialling Hello Fresh at the moment and one of their recipes called for me to grate ginger WITH THE SKIN ON. I’ve never done that. I do use brocolli stems, though, so that’s something. What are other blind spots?
By the way, what do you think of these portion-ready food services?
And, do you think we should have communal kitchens instead of solo ones? It must be inefficient, having hundreds of thousands of individual kitchens going when fewer could make big meals to share? I know, I am off with the fairies but any thoughts about this?
Do you eat apple cores?
Are we doing enough to eat UGLY FOOD?
How does Oz Harvest salvage food?
How does Oz Harvest re-use food?
Why does Oz Harvest do what it does with places like St Lukes in the city where former musical curator, Brett Monten, did a team building exercise with Oz Harvest helping to feed the hungry last year. I asked what his memories and experiences were and he said: At an intellectual level, I learned: about how much we waste, that thrown-away food is actually a bigger greenhouse gas problem than regular garbage, that you can use a whole lot more of the broccoli than you think, and a really good way to chop an onion. At an empathetic level I learned: there are people that care (more of a reinforcement than a learning), that it’s not just street people that benefit, it’s also people who may not have life skills such as recent widowers.
Does the Oz Harvest experience get magnified when people view it through the eyes of soup kitchens, etc?
|01:30:03||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past. Including the Rose tasting.
News Jan 1944
The Express and Telegraph March 1886
The Advertiser March 1915
|01:44:52||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we dig into the vault to find a snippet of our interview with Chris Burns, back from when he was at the Defence Teaming Centre. We were discussing our bid to win submarine building contracts and in light of this week’s topic, we have found a snippet as he talks about the complex, detailed systems used in the industry, which shows humans can pull off the impossible. So why can’t we get food wastage solved?|
|01:52:58|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Nothing 2 Something by DyspOra, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.|
|Just don’t whisper … Nigel without food … Everuss without the T|
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