Tonnes of carrots are dumped at Goldsmith's University in London

Baffled students watch 29 TONNES of carrots being dumped outside a London university as an art installation about food waste - before nabbing a few for their dinner Twenty-nine tonnes of carrots were dumped on Goldsmiths college campus Baffled students filmed a truck tipping the vegetables on the floor on Tuesday The bizarre carrot pile was revealed to be an art project by Rafael Perez Evans

By Kate Dennett For Mailonline

Published: 15:28 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 16:01 BST, 1 October 2020

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This is the moment a 29-tonnes load of carrots was dumped outside a London university as part of an art project highlighting food wastage. 

The carrots - and a few potatoes - were tipped out by the Ben Pimlott Building at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, which is part of the University of London, on Tuesday.

Bizarre video footage taken by Matt Colquhoun shows the seemingly endless stream of carrots spilling out of the large truck while crowds of confused onlookers watch.

The 29 tonne pile was revealed to be an art installation called Grounding, set up by Rafael Perez Evans ahead of Goldsmiths's MFA degree show, which will kick off on Friday.

The art project highlights the issues of food waste as all of the vegetables used were unwanted and would not have made it on to UK supermarket shelves.

Baffled students watched as a truck dump 29 tonnes of carrots and potatoes on Goldsmiths College's campus, video footage shows

The carrots were tipped on the floor by a truck outside the Ben Pimlott Building at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, which is part of the University of London

Baffled students filmed as a truck dump 29 tonnes of carrots and potatoes outside the Ben Pimlott Building at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, which is part of the University of London

The carrot mound will remain on the campus until the university's art show closes next Tuesday, when the vegetables will be collected by the Spanish-Welsh artist and donated as animal feed.

Since the installation, students have taken the opportunity to clamber on top of the unusual heap of vegetables and take some once-in-a-lifetime snaps.

And despite a warning sign saying that the carrots are 'not for human consumption', many peckish students have still taken the discarded food home to eat.

Musical theatre student Eden Groualle, 20, described the installation as 'very bizarre'.

She added: 'But I knew this is very

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