Please Check Food Wastage for Our Future.Recently, I had been to a Diwali Party. I saw people taking all the recipes on the menu in their plates irrespective of whether they like it or not. I saw that many of them left lot of food in the plates in the name of taste or other reasons. The plates were thrown in bins along with the leftover food. Since I have been told from the very childhood that nothing should be left in the plate and no more food should be taken while eating. Normally, I saw this principle is violated in buffet parties during festivals and marriages. I saw more wastage of food in hotels than in road side eateries and Dhabas. I did not see much wastage of food in Langers and in Mandirs where limited food is served as per the taste and hunger.
One statistics shows that Indians waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes in a year. The country wastes around 50 thousand crores rupees of food every year. On the other hand, I read about hunger deaths and malnutrition cases in our country.
I think if we stop or at least minimise the food wastage, we can feed our hungry and undernourished population. I want to share some tips of saving food in our households.
1. Do not leave food behind in the plate.
2. Do not cook excess of food.
3. Do not purchase perishable food stuffs in excess quantity.
4. In case you have some excess food, you may keep it in such a way that it can be reused in the next meal.
I request the forum members to resolve (Diwali Resolution) to minimise food wastage and guide others for our future and hunger free India. Please opine.