Marta Zarinas-Gelze wins Nordic-Baltic food waste competition

The winner of the Nordic-Baltic poster competition was new latvian designer Marta Zarina-Gelze. Dagfinn Høybråten, the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, awarded first prize for the Nordic-Baltic poster competition at a big food-waste event in Copenhagen on Friday 4 October. The competition was done in cooperation with the UN information centre in Brussels. “The basic idea is that all food produced should be eaten and not go to waste. Over the next few years, I hope to see a dramatic increase in Nordic awareness of food waste. The Nordic Region is in a position to lead the way on this issue,” he said at the award ceremony. The winner was Marta Zarina-Gelze from Latvia with "The last wish was to be eaten", which features a portion of French fries laid to rest in an open coffin. She explains that her inspiration was the fact that 30% of all food produced is wasted. “I wanted to make a strong emotional statement, so chose a coffin instead of a bin. We are only alive because of the food that we eat, so why do we throw so much of it out?” she asked.