December 17, 2012. First Thursdays at Tawlet By Lucy Knight It’s something we’re all guilty of but throwing away that extra bit of food you didn’t eat is something we do on a daily basis. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, one third of global food production is lost or wasted every year. FERN (Food Establishments Recycling Nutrients) is a social enterprise working with pubs, bars and hotels More »

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There’s Nothing Wrong with The Leftovers October 17, 2012 I’ve become used to my team suggesting life or career threatening stunts to highlight our priorities. In recent weeks, they got me to teach an English lesson to promote Language Day, read The Gruffalo to bemused non-English speakers to promote our Kids Read project, and dress up as Bond to promote British brands. I did a speech from a yacht, and More »

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By Olivia Alabaster BEIRUT: At the end of a Lebanese dinner, and especially if you’re eating out, there is often enough food left on the table to feed a few more mouths. On the occasion of World Food Day Tuesday, newly launched local nongovernmental organization FERN hosted a brunch at Le Gabriel Hotel in Beirut, where attendees were invited to dine on the leftovers from the breakfast buffet. Read more: More »

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World Food Day: No food going to waste What better way to highlight the issue of food waste, than to eat it?  On October 16th the British Embassy in Lebanon teamed up with ‘FERN’ ( Food Establishments Recycling Nutrients) to celebrate World Food Day by raising awareness about reducing food waste,  not only to feed the hungry but also to reduce resource waste throughout the entire food supply chain. Lebanese More »

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What better way to illuminate the issue of food waste, than to eat it? Tomorrow October 16, 2012, FERN [Food Establishments Recycling Nutrients] and the British Embassy in Lebanon will meet at Hotel Gabriel in Sassine from 11:00am to 12:00pm to tackle what’s left of the breakfast buffet from the morning. FERN is developing FEDM [Food Establishments Donating Meals], which will provide an efficient and streamlined opportunity for establishments to More »

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BottleHack with @Hirumianajones and @BassamJalgha at @AltCity [nggallery id=1] On August 5 2012, Hamra lit up with lamps made from booze bottles and LED bulbs. Sponsored by 961 Beer and hosted by FERN, this event at AltCity provided an opportunity for participants to eat tasty homecooked snacks while learning the ins and outs of soldering, simple circuitry, and upcycling. Interaction designer and self-proclaimed bio-geek Hirumi Nanakayyara was visiting Beirut from More »

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