Tristram Stuart

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Tristram Stuart
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Stuart in 2016
Tristram James Avondale Stuart

(1977-03-12) 12 March 1977 (age 42)[1]
London, England
Occupationauthor, activist

Tristram James Avondale Stuart (born 1977 in London) is an English author and campaigner.[2]


Stuart read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.


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. At the University of Cambridge Stuart won the Betha Wolferstan Rylands prize and the Graham Storey prize; his directors of studies were Peter Holland and John Lennard.[3] 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.[4] 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 organising "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.[5] He founded the charity Feedback which has replicated the Feeding the 5000 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. Other campaigns by Feedback include The Pig Idea and the Gleaning Network.

Stuart spoke at the We are fed up!-demonstrations in January 2014 in Berlin.[6]

In 2016 he started "Toast Ale", a company that makes ale from surplus bread.[7][8]


  • 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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  2. ^ Society, National Geographic. "Learn more about Tristram Stuart". Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  3. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  4. ^ Fiona Harvey (18 July 2009). "Waste". Financial Times. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  5. ^ Clarke, Roger (11 December 2009). "5,000 for Lunch".
  6. ^ Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review, Tristram Stuart, The Guardian, 31 January 2014
  7. ^ Adele Peters (2017-05-04). "This Beer Is Made With Leftover Bread Because Drinking Is Way Better Than Wasting Food". Fast Company. Archived from the original on 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  8. ^ Jenna Gallegos (2017-08-18). "From beer to bread and back again to solve 'the world's dumbest problem'". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2017-10-11.

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