UN Serves World Leaders Food Scraps for Lunch A bid to drive home a message about wasting food.
Some of the most powerful people on the planet ate the food we throw away and leave to rot at supermarkets for their lunch recently.
About 30 world leaders including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President Francois Hollande were served “landfill salads” made out of vegetable scraps for a high-level working lunch at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York. They were also given water drained from cans of chickpeas, burgers made from vegetables thrown away for being below quality standards, French fries produced using corn typically used as animal feed, and desserts consisting of coffee cherry pulp, cocoa bean shells and leftover nut skins.
The menu was created by award-winning chef Dan Barber and the former executive director of first lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign, Sam Kass