The winner of the Nordic-Baltic poster competition was new latvian designer Marta Zarina-Gelze. Dagfinn HÃ¸ybrÃ¥ten, 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. â€œThe 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,â€ he said at the award ceremony. The winnerÂ 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. â€œI 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?â€ she asked.