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SLOW FOOD YOUTH NETWORK APRIL BULLETIN
We're sending a quick newsletter bulletin to announce our forthcoming events in Edinburgh and Glasgow to celebrate WORLD DISCO SOUP DAY on April 29th! 

WHAT IS WORLD DISCO SOUP DAY?

 

From Uganda to Japan, Brazil to Netherlands, the global Slow Food network will join forces on the 29th April 2017 to the first World Disco Soup Day. The event is an initiative of Slow Food Youth Network that aims to fight food waste. While part of the population suffers from hunger, every year one-third of the food intended for human consumption is thrown away: meaning 1.3 billion of tons of food becomes garbage. At the same time, according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), we only produce enough food to supply the world's growing population until 2050. So, clearly, we have a big contradiction in front of us. 

The Disco Soup is an action to fight against food waste in which volunteers are invited to collect, wash, clean, cut and cook the leftover foods (usually referring to the leftover foods from the farmer’s market) or any food that would go to waste - for example for not conforming to the commercial aesthetic standards. Moreover, it is a gastronomic, artistic and musical event that brings together young people, students, children, elderly, cooks and all the supporters of this battle against food waste. It is also a transformation tool that brings together diverse knowledge for education and awareness. 

After performing many editions, last year the Slow Food Youth Network in Brazil organized a national Disco Soup Day. The initiative mobilized fourteen different Brazilian cities, with over 7,000 participants and intercepted over 500 kg of food which would have otherwise gone to waste. This year we're joining with other community groups locally and going global in order to spread this important message about food waste and show solidarity with our grassroots network throughout the world.

World Disco Soup Day: Edinburgh


When: Saturday April 29th, From 2pm-6pm
Where: Leith Community Croft, 4 John's Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EL

Cook, dance and eat with us from 2pm -6pm at Leith Community Croft, St John's Place, Leith. 

Bring a bowl, cup, cutlery and waterproofs (in case of April showers!) 

For further details of special guests and our schedule on the day keep up to date via our facebook event page.

Want to donate food waste or volunteer? The more the merrier! Please get in touch with sfynscotland@gmail.com

World Disco Soup Day: Glasgow

When: Saturday April 29th, From 2pm - 11pm
Where:  
The Place, 257 London Road, Calton, Glasgow, G40 1PE

On April 29th we call for attention and action to stop global food waste with the first ever World Disco Soup Day!

Disco Soup is a way of collecting local food surplus and making something good out of it, involving a lot of people and having plenty of fun in the process.

We all care about this huge problem and it's time we gave it the attention it deserves with a gastronomic, artistic and musical event. The Glasgow celebration will take part during The Place's opening weekend celebrations. Expect music, film...and food.
For further details of our schedule on the day keep up to date via our facebook event page.

JOIN US AND FILL BELLIES INSTEAD OF BINS!

Want to join the World Disco Soup Day celebrations but can't make it to Edinburgh or Glasgow? It's still not too late to host your own event. Follow this simple guide from our Disco Soup co-ordindators from around the world and let us know at sfynscotland@gmail.com and we will help promote your local event! 
 

Want to join World Disco Soup Day 2017? This is how you create your own Disco Soup in 6 easy steps:

Step 1: Find an easy-access location where people can sit or dance with access to electricity.

Step 2: Find food waste! Ask farmers, (super)markets and bakers if you can collect their unsold food that would otherwise go to waste.

Step 3: Find your friends! You’ll need a group of enthusiastic people who can help you collect all the food waste, cut a lot of veggies and love to dance.

Step 4: Make an invitation and ask people to bring their own bowls and cutlery. Create a Facebook event, link to the SFYN page and share some inspiring photos or videos beforehand. Create a buzz!

Step 5: Add your Disco Soup-song to the World Disco Soup Day 2017 playlist. Did you know that there’s a global spotify playlist where everybody can add their own Disco Soup music? We’ll be dancing to the same beats worldwide!

Step 6: Serve soup and dance! – filling bellies instead of bins.

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What is the Slow Food Youth Network?

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is an international network of young people who bring about changes in the field of food production and consumption. It was founded by a number of enthusiastic and motivated young people with a passion for good, clean and fair food, and with an interest in sustainability issues.

We are the world's future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food's philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair. This means that food should be prepared with care and respect, grown as sustainable as possible and that the farmers and producers should get a fair wage.

SFYN raises awareness among young citizens and consumers to encourage and mobilize them in making responsible choices. It wants them to take part in the public debate about current issues, such as how to feed the world, what to do about food waste, and how to produce food as sustainable as possible.

Slow Food Youth Network Scotland's Eat In at the Royal Mile, where we invited passers by to join and discuss what food meant to them.
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