As part of a current holiday campaign, EatBy App are raising awareness about reducing food waste by encouraging families to turn fruit and vegetables into cute characters and to upload photographs onto the app and on social media.
“We want to encourage kids to learn more about fruit and vegetables with their family, and become experts in avoiding food waste,” said Barbara Lewis, one of the founders of EatBy.
Food waste is a problem of global proportions with one third of all food produced ending up being thrown away. Businesses and supermarkets are making an effort to reduce their food waste. But it is up to all of us to make a difference. Supermarkets provide us with perfect fruit and veg because that’s how we’ve grown to like them.
“When faced with a choice,” said Steffan Lewis of EatBy App, “We still pick up the nicest looking carrot even though we know it tastes no better than the wonky one. It’s what we’ve become used to.”
The UK-based start up, EatBy App, has been named as one of the 24 finalists in the second annual Food+City Challenge Prize. The finalists have been chosen from 115 of the best entrepreneur submissions from around the world. The Texas based food start up competition awards up to $50,000 to finalists working on a wide range of projects that aim to making a positive change to the way we harvest our planet.
“We are thrilled to be taking part in the finals in Austin” said co-founder, Steffan Lewis, “being chosen as a finalist from so many worthy projects means a great deal to us.”
Available on Apple and Android devices, the EatBy App is a free mobile application that helps its users manage the food in their kitchen. Every feature of the app is designed to reduce food waste. It includes a shopping list that … Continue reading →
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to broadcast his programme, “Hugh’s War On Waste”, tonight on BBC1 at 9pm, in which he demonstrates how much food is wasted in the UK.
BBC – Hugh’s War On Waste – Media Centre http://bbc.in/1PxmiUZ
It is fantastic that this cause has been taken up by someone who is in the public eye and Hugh has also apparently hinted that Jamie Oliver will be the next celebrity to champion the battle against food waste.
Ahead of the programme, we decided to conduct straw poll on Twitter (using Twitter’s new poll feature). Again we are looking forwards to seeing the results:
The results so far (at the time of writing this) already show that most of us know we throw away too much food! On Friday we asked if people understood expiry dates on food labelling and this is what we found:
World Food Day means different things to different people.
To some it’s a celebration of food and cultural culinary diversity. Others use the day to reflect on the global problems of inequality, poverty and starvation.
I could write a long article that highlights the problems of food waste, and how the EatBy App is designed to reduce food waste, that this will ultimately reduce over production, thus the impact of food production and waste disposal on the environment. That’s our usual spiel – and obviously Barbara and I stand firmly by it.
But on this World Food Day we’re going to ask anyone who enjoys a good meal today to be thankful. Food is one of our greatest pleasures and we should celebrate the delicious fruits of our planet. But being grateful requires us to be mindful of what we really have to be grateful for – not only for the meal itself but for the fact that we’re lucky enough not to be hungry, or worried that our children are hungry.
Halloween is approaching but does the back of your fridge look like a scene from a horror movie?
For many of us October marks the transition from Summer to Autumn which naturally leads to a seasonal change in what we eat. But as we swap our salads for warming vegetables it’s inevitable that there are foods likely to be forgotten in the the back of the fridge.
So this is the ideal time of year to take an inventory of what food you have in the kitchen and use up whatever you can to make room for the new season. For example, using those opened summer BBQ condiments as marinades can really spice October up.
Food waste is a huge environmental problem so we should all be doing our bit to reduce the amount of food … Continue reading →
My wife, Barbara, and I, are avid supporters of initiatives addressing problems of food waste. Our personal quest to reduce food waste has resulted in us developing the EatBy App which is a free app designed to help householders reduce food waste by better kitchen management. (Our app plug is over.)
It’s fantastic to see a number of initiatives that are finally emerging to tackle food waste at every link in the food chain, from supply to consumer to suitable disposal. The key is to look at the problem in its entirety – not just at one particular aspect of it. Granted, our app is aimed towards reducing domestic waste and we hope it also increases awareness. We are acutely concerned that, until supply more closely reflects a more suitable and sustainable demand, unnecessary food waste is inevitable. Demand will change as consumer habits alter. And old habits will only change with heightened awareness of the problems and, of course, with suitable solutions including … Continue reading →
Good news too for everyone with Apple devices – we’re finalising the EatBy App for Apple devices today (5th of June) so it should be available for iPhones and iPads very soon.
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It’s been no secret what my wife, Barbara, and I have been up to over the last year and a half. For those who don’t know us, we’ve been developing an app that’ll help reduce food waste and save the average family around £700 ($1,000) every year.
Unlike most most app developers who seem to feature so often in the press we are not in our teens or early 20s. We’ve a young family and this is a bit of a career change for both of us.
We’re often asked why we made such a radical career change. But the answer isn’t as straight forward as you’d imagine. Becoming a family tech startup isn’t something we intended, it just happened.
The project began one lunchtime after we discovered that the meal I’d been looking forward to all morning was, in fact, out of date.
Students of the Lammas School and Sports College in Leyton, London, have produced a video and rap that highlights the problems of food waste.
The music and lyrics where written by the students and highlight many issues including those faced by farmers, governments who need to act and people who face poverty.
The music video, titled “Eat My Words – Don’t Waste”, which took six months to complete, features young talent of various ages between 11 and 16 from the London college. It was shot on location in a London Tesco store.
The video highlights some of the staggering statistics around food waste.
The poignant rap took third prize in the United Nations’ Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge while the video, which was completed in March is now featuring on YouTube.
UPDATE – this is an old post- the EatBy App is now available on The App Store and Google Play.
Well, it’s been a long hard slog to get to this stage but we’ve finally done it… The EatBy App is almost ready to be launched on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The app is designed to overcome one simple yet expensive problem that most of us face frequently in the kitchen. The problem of throwing out food because it has been forgotten in the fridge or at the back of a cupboard.
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