Healthy & Sustainable Food – July Broadcast – The Hierarchy of Agricultural Waste in a Circular Economy.

Three key industry professionals have come together to create a unique Group called, Healthy and Sustainable Food. This is to constantly examine what would be the results if people from different sectors were to collaborate on solutions to produce healthy, sustainable food ongoing. The Founders are:

  • Barbara Bray MBE – Director – ALO Solutions
  • Mark Driscoll – Director – Tasting the Future
  • Jacqui Green – Director Viridis Associates

Their aim is to improve nutritional quality of food and availability for all socio-economic groups in the UK. They will do this by bringing individuals from different sectors together for projects on sustainable nutrition.

Beanstalk Global is proud to be hosting a series of monthly Broadcasts for Healthy and Sustainable Food.

In our July Broadcast we discuss The Hierachy of Agricultural Waste in a Circular Economy. Joining Mark & Amy will be:

Jenny Costa – Founder & CEO, Rubies in the Rubble. Rubies in the Rubble is an award-winning, sustainable food brand known for making great tasting condiments with a conscience. Jenny started making her first batches of relishes from surplus in 2011 and since then has been working with farmers and producers across the country to put surplus fruit and vegetables to good use.

Having been the first movers in building a food brand in the ‘anti food waste’ space, their range of ketchups, mayo and relishes have won numerous awards and are stocked across the country in stores including Waitrose, Ocado, Coop, Morrisons, Marriott, The Pig and many more.

Jenny graduated with an MA in Mathematics and Economics in 2008 before working in the city for 2 years. However, having always had a heart for sustainability and good food, she left in 2011 to launch the food brand ‘Rubies in the Rubble’. Rubies is now launching into ketchups and mayos, with the aim of having an even bigger impact with more mainstream, everyday products.

  • Named as a Female Entrepreneur to watch 2018 Global Shaper, World Economic Forum
  • Everline Future Business Award 2016.
  • Real Business Disrupts Food Star 2015
  • Honouree Master of the University at Open University of London 2015
  • Investec Food and Drink Award Entrepreneur, 2014
  • Veuve Clicquot New Generation Business Women Award 2014
  • Marie Claire “Women at the Top 2014’
  • Good Housekeeping Food Hero Award 2013
  • Winner of Ben and Jerry’s Sustainable Business Award – Join our Core Campaign 2012

Find out more about Rubies in the Rubble by CLICKING HERE.

Martin Bowman, Senior Policy & Campaigns Manager – Feedback Global.  Martin currently works in policy and campaigns for a variety of Feedback projects focused on food waste, meat, anaerobic digestion and sustainable animal feed. He was previously Feedback’s Pig Idea Policy Officer and Stakeholder Coordinator from 2018-19, and the Coordinator for Feedback’s Gleaning Network between 2011-2017. In 2016 he gave a TEDx talk on gleaning.

He also worked for This Is Rubbish on their EU food waste campaign, and previously worked on their Stop the Rot campaign. Martin also founded a chapter of Food Not Bombs in South East London. CLICK HERE to find out more about Feedback Global.

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Filmed 9th July 2021.

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