UN serves lunch made from food waste to 30 world leaders
Source: The Times of India, Date: September , 2015
a lesson on practicing what they preach, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
served lunch made from food waste - like "Landfill Salad" - to about
30 world leaders here for the global summit on sustainable development agenda.
The vegetarian menu on Sunday was designed to dramatise the fact that more than
a third of all produced is wasted even as the UN launches an ambitious agenda
to end hunger and protect the environment. "Our lunch was produced from
food that would otherwise end up in landfills, emitting methane, a potent
greenhouse gas," Ban told reporters. French President Francois Hollande
was among the guests, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was away in
California, was not there. "Food production and agriculture contribute as
much to climate change as transportation," Ban said.