Tristram Stuart

Tristram Stuart

Tristram Stuart in 2012
Born 1977 (age 3839)
London, England
Occupation author, activist

Tristram Stuart (born 1977 in London) is an English author and campaigner.

In 2011 Tristram Stuart won the international environmental Sophie Prize and the "Observer Food Monthly Outstanding Contribution Award" for his ongoing campaign to solve the global food waste scandal. Stuart read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and won the Betha Wolferstan Rylands prize and the Graham Storey prize; his directors of studies were Peter Holland and John Lennard. He is the author of The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India (Harper Collins Ltd, 2006) published in the United States as The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism From 1600 to Modern Times (W.W. Norton, 2007). His second book Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009; W.W. Norton, 2009) has been translated into several languages and won the IACP Cookbook Award for Literary Food Writing.[1] He is a regular contributor to newspapers, and radio and television programs in the UK, US and Europe on the subject of food, the environment and freeganism.

He lives in England and in December 2009 launched a food waste campaign by organising "Feeding the 5000" in London's Trafalgar Square in which 5,000 people were served free curry, smoothies and fresh groceries from cast off vegetables and other food that otherwise would have been wasted to raise awareness for reducing food waste.[2] He founded the charity Feedback which has replicated the Feeding the 5000 campaign and event model in several countries and has now been commissioned by the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to spread the campaign globally. Other campaigns by Feedback include The Pig Idea and the Gleaning Network.

Stuart spoke at the We are fed up!-demonstrations together with 30,000 other people in January 2014 in Berlin.[3]

In May 2012, Stuart presented a TED talk entitled "The Global Food Waste Scandal".


See also


  1. Fiona Harvey (18 July 2009). "Waste". Financial Times. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  2. Clarke, Roger (11 December 2009). "5,000 for Lunch".
  3. Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review, Tristram Stuart, The Guardian, 31 January 2014
  4. Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review, Tristram Stuart, The Guardian, 31 January 2014
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