Prince William and The Earthshot Prize have teamed up with popular YouTube channel, Sorted Food, to spotlight the incredible work of three of the most recent Winners of The Earthshot Prize, culminating in the creation of the first ever ‘Earthshot Burger’.
In a new episode now available on YouTube, the Sorted Food founders are invited by Prince William to review and test three Winners’ innovations – each representing a ground breaking solution to repair our planet – that team then use to develop ‘The Earthshot Burger.’
This collaboration with Sorted Food is part of The Earthshot Prize’s new partnership with YouTube to produce content for the Earthshot channel that inspires users to drive action against climate change with stories of urgent optimism from around the world. With over 2.7 million subscribers on YouTube, Sorted Food is renowned for environmentally friendly food solutions and putting food gadgets through their paces.
In a bid to spread the message about the pioneering work of these Earthshot Prize Winners, the episode follows Prince William and the Sorted Food team as they hit the road in their food truck. Prince William serves surprised members of the public the delicious new burger and offers some insight on the incredible innovations created by Winners of The Earthshot Prize and their impact on communities around the world.
The 2022 Prize Winners put to the test by the Sorted Food team are: Notpla (Winner, Build A Waste-Free World), Mukuru Clean Stoves (Winner, Clean Our Air), and Kheyti’s Greenhouse-in-a-box (Winner, Protect and Restore Nature).
Based in the United Kingdom, Notpla creates natural and biodegradable food packaging from seaweed to address the global challenge of plastic pollution. The Notpla team recently collaborated with The Earthshot Prize to unveil new Earthshot-branded takeaway boxes, which went into production earlier this summer. They’ve also launched a new partnership with The Duchy of Cornwall, which has already seen their plastic-free packaging solutions supplied to The Oval. In today’s film, the Earthshot Burger was served in these seaweed lined takeaway boxes.
Mukuru Clean Stoves, developed in Kenya by entrepreneur Charlot Magayi, have produced cleaner-burning portable stoves that use biomass for fuel, instead of charcoal. The stoves were created with the aim of protecting the health of women and families across Kenya and the African Continent, who are often exposed to air pollution from charcoal-burning stoves. The burger served in this special episode was cooked by the Sorted Food chefs on a Mukuru Clean Stove.
Finally, Indian start-up Kheyti has developed a Greenhouse-in-a-box to support small-hold farmers and shelter their crops from unpredictable elements and destructive pests. Plants that are frequently grown in a Kheyti greenhouse, including the vegetables used to make The Earthshot Burger, require 98% less water and yield seven times more crops.
Jamie Spafford, Sorted Food Co-Founder commented:
“Being joined at our studio and in the food truck by Prince William was a real ‘pinch me’ moment – hearing him explain how passionate he is about helping the planet and what The Earthshot Prize is doing was incredibly inspiring, and has already given us a lot of ideas for future projects to work on with our community.”
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