It is said that if 50,000 people in Ireland reduce food waste by just 1 kilogram per week, just over €1 million will be saved, and that’s the equivalent of over 5.7 million meals.”
Another interesting statistic is that every family in Ireland wastes domestically approximately €700 a year on food.
But fear not, the Roscommon Lamb Festival in association with Roscommon County Council is hosting a very informative afternoon with TV3 Ireland AM Chef Joe Shannon starting at 3pm in the Food Marquee in Loughnaneane Park on this Sunday 1st May.
Suzanne Dempsey, Environmental Education Officer Roscommon County Council explains “we invited Joe Shannon along to give a cookery demonstration at the Lamb Festival this year as he is well known for his championing of methods and ideals in food waste and this is an opportunity for families to learn how to rescue those food stuffs that regularly end up in our bins by incorporating them into delicious and simple recipes that you will even get to taste on the day.”
So join Joe, who will share with you some frightening facts on domestic and commercial food waste, he will also share with you some simple but practical ideas on reducing food waste and putting more money in your pockets and he will also demonstrate some mouthwatering dishes based in the ideals of reducing food waste
There will also be advisory stands on how to reduce your food waste through proper storage, shopping tips and a compost demonstration stand with experts on hand to provide information on what to do with food waste.