Kathleen Steeden

Kathleen Steeden is a freelance features journalist and editor. She writes mainly about food culture, sustainability, social action and travel (sometimes all at the same time), although her only real criterion for taking on an assignment is that it must be interesting.

Generation Waste: Why are Millennials Throwing away so Much Food?

When a recent study highlighted generational differences in attitudes to food waste, a large number of media outlets reported the news that millennials are the worst culprits when it comes to throwing away food and contributing to the 7.3 million tonnes of food wasted by UK households each year. The reason? Apparently an obsession with social media, Instagram culture and a ‘live to eat’ attitude are to blame…

November 28, 2017


Why are Small Farms Important to Britain?

Besides deregulation and competition from large-scale agribusinesses, there’s a new factor casting uncertainty over the future of Britain’s small farms: the ‘B’ word. Since the EU referendum in summer 2016, there’s been much uncertainty around what future farming policy will look like.

April 17, 2017


Why are UK Households Throwing Away More Food?

Public, media and corporate awareness of the need to tackle food waste appears to be higher than ever, but evidence suggests that despite this growing awareness, efforts to cut household food waste in the UK seem to have stalled.

February 22, 2017


Restaurant Revolutionaries Fighting Food Waste

According to research by the charity WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), the amount of food that is wasted annually in UK pubs and restaurants is equivalent to throwing away one in every six of the eight billion meals served each year.

August 17, 2016

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