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Founded in 2012 by AUC student Luana Carretto, Taste Before You Waste is an Amsterdam based non-profit focused on the prevention of food waste. The concept is ingeniously simple: collect food from grocery stores and markets that would otherwise be thrown out for cosmetic reasons and distribute it through charities, hosted dinners, ‘giveaway markets’ and a variety of other events. Through their efforts, hundreds of kilograms of good food per week have been saved from being needlessly discarded. The group of dedicated volunteers continues to work throughout the Amsterdam area and is constantly developing inventive ways to raise awareness about reducing food waste.

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