Disco Jam: Food waste warriors cooking up a collective meal to tunes

Food waste warriors are coming together together for Disco Soup, a food waste jam-fest which will see them create a meal collectively using surplus food, all prepared to some blazing beats in the background.

Disco Soup, which will be held at Mercato Metropolitano in London’s Elephant & Castle this Friday, is inviting 1,000 people to come and get involved in creating a meal using surplus food that otherwise would have been wasted. Ministry of Sound DJs will be providing the music.

Participants will also be able to take part in pop-in cookery sessions using leftovers, workshops, and games for kids.

The free event is being run as part of Urban Food Fortnight, which runs until 24 September. Disco Jam kicks off at 3pm until 11pm.

Disco Soup started five years ago as Schnippeldisko in Berlin, Germany, a “protest soup” against food waste that fed 8,000 people. Throughout the food system there’s an enormous amount of food being wasted, whether it’s vegetables left to rot in the fields, food discarded by supermarkets or consumers not using what they buy.

Disco Soup events are held across the world aimed at raising awareness of this global problem by showing that all this “waste” is actually perfectly edible. Each year there is also an annual World Disco Soup Day, organised by Slow Food International.

Disco Jam takes place at London’s Mercato Metropolitano on Friday 15 September from 3pm to 11pm. To attend this free event, register at Eventbrite 

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, wellbeing, and entertainments. Rosa also works as a psychic, counsellor, intuitive reader and spiritual life coach helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com

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