WEB DESK: The UN General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon served lunch made of waste to 30 world leaders– so as to promote recycling.
In a global summit for sustainable development held on Sunday at the UN headquarters, the vegetarian menu was designed to reinforce the findings of a study which said that more than one-third of the food produced in the world is wasted.
“Our lunch was produced from food that would otherwise end up in landfills, emitting methane, a potent greenhouse gas,” Ban told reporters.
“Food production and agriculture contribute as much to climate change as transportation,” Ban said.
“Yet more than a third of all food produced worldwide – over one billion tonnes of edible food each year – goes to waste. That is shameful when so many people suffer from hunger.”
The salad during the lunch which was called the ‘land-fill salad’ was made out of left over vegetable from food production sites.
The bread was baked from left over grain from distillation plants.
The burger and fries were made from left over cucumber and corn from animal feed factories.
The dessert came from husk left at cocoa and nut-pressing plants.