As kids, whenever we showed reluctance to eat something, which would end up as waste, we were reminded of the children and people who starve. That prompt was forceful enough to stop complaining and get back to whatever we were eating, even if we had to gulp it down with water. We were taught that food waste is a sin.
Seeing children and adults, searching through garbage bins for food, is something that would burn into your mind. It is still a constant ache, which is dulled by doing little acts of charity.
There is a lot which could be done to reduce the amount of food waste. Avoiding overstocking is just one of them.
The below report by my son Ashkenaz digs deeper into food waste .
I spoke to farmers and NGOs on “Wonky Veg” and it’s impact on food waste and the climate crisis.HOW ‘WONKY VEG’ CAN FIX THE CLIMATE CRISIS