Europe throws away 88 million tons of food each year, while globally 800 million people face malnutrition. Now, a Berlin restaurant is showing we can do better, dishing up tasty meals from produce headed for the trash.
Germany's Ministry of Food and Agriculture has awarded prizes to projects for innovation in reducing food waste. A ceremony in Berlin saw prizes for dumplings, gastronomy, a supermarket and how to use overripe bananas.
A small German network has turned to parliament to raise awareness of the wastefulness of our throw-away society - and to urge that dumpster diving be decriminalized.
This week, we find eco inspiration in Kenya’s recycled pencils and the Berlin restaurant serving up food that was headed for the trash. Plus, will Zulu warriors switch to fake fur to save the leopard?
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's Living Planet: From sourcing superfoods to combating food waste, we explore the weird and wonderful ways people are living green.
We report on blast fishing in Tanzania, recycling in Nigeria and Kenya, and an island sanctuary in Uganda giving orphaned chimps a second chance. Plus, Benin’s secret to sustainable animal husbandry.
Overfishing has depleted fish stocks off the Kenyan coast. Now to keep the ecosystem in balance, a nature conservancy -employs 32 controllers to monitor fish stocks and supervise fishing methods.
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At Bayer's annual general meeting in Bonn, environmentalists and politicians voiced discontent over the proposed takeover. Both companies have come under fire for substandard ethical and environmental practices.
Three decades after her debut in the very first Simpsons short, DW takes a look back at the antics of everybody's favorite yellow vegetarian.
There may be no obvious connection between cherry blossom and David Bowie's Five Years. But to me they both sing of spring, and serve as a bitter-sweet reminder that our world is not a given.
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