Meet Espigoladors, the heroic gleaners who head to the fields of Catalonia to collect the fruit and veg that others reject.
When produce doesn’t measure up to retailers’ cosmetic standards – or is simply surplus to requirements – farmers can’t get rid of it, and it is left to rot.
Or, it used to be. Espigoladors is dedicated to making sure that this beautiful fresh produce gets used up, instead of going to waste.
As well as providing the basis for delicious meals, they’re preventing waste, easing the impact of agriculture on the environment and providing employment for people at risk of social exclusion.
5 Media has teamed up with Espigoladors to help them on their mission. We’re supporting them with grants over the next three years, and through donations from our community.
Find out more about Espigoladors and the scandalous problem of food waste in the stories below.
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