Klaus Pichler – One Third

This project is about food waste and is dedicated to the workers of the global food industry.

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STRAWBERRIES

Place of production: San Giovanni Lupatoto, Verona, Italy
Cultivation method: Foil green house * Time of harvest: June – October
Transporting distance: 741 km * Means of transportation: Truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,35 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: 348 l
Price: 7,96 € / kg

 

According to a UN study one third of the world’s food goes to waste – the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation. The series ‘One Third’ describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production.Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in depth look at the roots of this issue.
‘One Third’ goes past the sell by date in order to document the full dimensions of the global food waste.

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TOMATOES

Place of production: Albenga, Italy
Cultivation method: Foil green house * Time of harvest: All- season
Transporting distance: 1.035 km * Means of transportation: Truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,31 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: 215 l
Price: 0,89 € / kg

 

 

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FLOUR

Place of production: Chelyabinsk, Ural, Russia
Cultivation method: Factory production * Time of harvest: All- season
Transporting distance: 3.873 km * Means of transportation: Truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 1,30 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: 1854 l
Price: 0,99 € / kg

 

 

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ALMOND-COCO-PRALINES

Place of production: Stadtallendorf, Germany
Production method: Factory production * Time of production: All- season
Transporting distance: 795 km (final product), up to 12.000 km (ingredients) * Means of transportation: Ship, truck
Carbon footprint (transport) per kg: 1,06 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: unknown
Price: 13 € / kg

 

 

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BEEF

Place of production: Fladnitz an der Teichalm, Austria
Production method: Animal Farm * Time of production: All- season
Transporting distance: 124 km * Means of transportation: Truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 13,33 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: 5640 l
Price: 15,99 € / kg

 

 

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ASPARAGUS (WHITE)

Place of production: Piura, Peru
Cultivation method: Outdoor plantation * Time of harvest: All- season
Transporting distance: 11.000 km (linear distance) * Means of transportation: Ship, truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,47 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: 2152 l
Price: 3,98 € / kg

 

 

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OCTOPUS

Place of production: Indian Ocean near Colombo, Sri Lanka
production method: Fish trawler * Time of production: All- season
Transporting distance: 7.495 km * Means of transportation: Ship, truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 5,62 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: unknown
Price: 16,99 € / kg

 

 

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WATER MELON

Place of production: Pilar de la Horadada, Alicante, Spain
Cultivation method: Outdoor plantantion * Time of harvest: June – August
Transporting distance: 2.442 km * Means of transportation: Truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,54 kg * Water requirement (total) per kg: 1490 l
Price: 0,99 € / kg

 

 

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ICE CREAM

Place of production: Vienna, Austria, ingredients from all over the world
Production method: Factory production * Time of production: All- season
Transporting distance: from 100 km (Hazelnuts) to 8.500 km (Bananas) * Means of transportation: Aircraft, ship, truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: unknown * Water requirement (total) per kg: unknown
Price: 10,50 € / kg

 

 

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BARBECUE SAUSAGE

Place of production: Herdecke, Germany
Production method: Factory production * Time of production: All- season
Transporting distance: 944 km * Means of transportation: Truck
Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 5,03 kg * Water requirement (transportation) per kg: 1 l
Price: 9,50 € / kg

 

 


More images and other interesting projects on Klaus Pichler’s website. Klaus was born 1977, lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He graduated Landscape Architecture at University of Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria and from 2005 is a Freelance Photographer between photojournalism and free projects.
Klaus Pichler has had no photographic education at all and he likes it this way. He is represented by Anzenberger Gallery and Galerie OPEN.