Author and Campaigner, Feeding the 5000, London United Kingdom
Tristram Stuart received The Sophie Prize 2011, an international environmental award, for his activism against food waste. Following the critical success of his first book, The Bloodless Revolution (2006), Tristram has become a renowned campaigner, working in several countries to help improve the environmental and social impact of food production. His latest award-winning book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009), revealed that Western countries waste up to half of their food, and that tackling this problem is one of the simplest ways of reducing pressure on the environment and on global food supplies. Tristram initiated the ‘Feeding the 5000’ event and campaign, in which 5,000 people receive free meals containing only ingredients that otherwise would have been wasted. Held twice in Trafalgar Square (2009 and 2011), replica events have since been held internationally. Tristram continues to work with a range of NGOs, governments, and private enterprises to address global food waste.