Tristram Stuart

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Tristram Stuart
Born 1977 (age 37–38)
London, England
Occupation author, activist

Tristram Stuart (born 1977 in London) is an English author and campaigner.

In 2011 Tristram Stuart was awarded the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize and the "Observer Food Monthly Outstanding Contribution Award" for his ongoing campaign to solve the global food waste scandal. Stuart is an Ashoka Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and a WEF Young Global Leader.

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.[1]

Following the critical success of his books, Tristram Stuart founded the environmental charity Feedback which works internationally to improve the environmental impact of food. Feedback’s campaigns and events, including "Feeding the 5000" (where 5000 meals, made entirely from quality food that would have been wasted, are given away for free), "The Gleaning Network UK/EU" and "The Pig Idea" have been launched with partner organisations including United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), EU and grassroots groups in. Feedback's campaigns run across dozens of countries across the globe. 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.

The First "Feeding the 5000" was run in 2009 in London's Trafalgar Square. The campaign was organised to raise awareness for reducing food waste.[2] 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. Stuart spoke at the We are fed up!-demonstrations together with 30,000 other people in January 2014 in Berlin.[3]

In May 2012, Stuart presented a TED talk entitled "The Global Food Waste Scandal". It has been watched over 1 million times.


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  1. ^ Fiona Harvey (18 July 2009). "Waste". Financial Times. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Clarke, Roger (11 December 2009). "5,000 for Lunch". 
  3. ^ Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review, Tristram Stuart, The Guardian, 31 January 2014
  4. ^ Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review, Tristram Stuart, The Guardian, 31 January 2014

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