Tristram Stuart (born 1977, London) is an English author and campaigner.
In 2011 Tristram Stuart won the international environmental Sophie Prize and the "Observer Food Monthly Outstanding Contribution Award" for his ongoing campaign to solve the global food waste scandal. Stuart read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and won the Betha Wolferstan Rylands prize and the Graham Storey prize; his directors of studies were Peter Holland and John Lennard. He is the author of The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India (Harper Collins Ltd, 2006) published in the United States as The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism From 1600 to Modern Times (W.W. Norton, 2007). His second book Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009; W.W. Norton, 2009) has been translated into several languages and won the IACP Cookbook Award for Literary Food Writing. He is a regular contributor to newspapers, and radio and television programs in the UK, US and Europe on the subject of food, the environment and freeganism.
He lives in England and in December 2009 launched a food waste campaign by organizing "Feeding the 5000" in London's Trafalgar Square in which 5,000 people were served free curry, smoothies and fresh groceries from cast off vegetables and other food that otherwise would have been wasted to raise awareness for reducing food waste. Feeding the 5000 has replicated its campaign and event model in several countries and has now been commissioned by the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to spread the campaign globally.
In May 2012, Stuart presented a TEDx talk entitled "The Global Food Waste Scandal".
- The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism From 1600 to Modern Times. Norton. 2007. ISBN 978-0-393-05220-6.
- Stuart, Tristram (2009). Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal. Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-103634-2.
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- Tristram interviewed about food production and waste on Against the Grain (radio program) March 24, 2010.
- Tristram Stuart's website
- Feeding the 5000
- Articles by Tristram Stuart in The Guardian
- The scandal of food waste, Financial Times July 3, 2009
- Food waste feature in The Sun newspaper, The Sun July 6, 2009
- Bee Wilson's review of "Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal" in The Sunday Times, July 2009
- Tristram's Ted Talk in May 2012, March 2013