Thou shalt not waste food

Reader says wasting food is disgraceful

  • Readers_130617_Wasted Food_CEFood wastage is becoming a common sight here in the UAE. Pizza slices found lyinImage Credit:
  • Readers_130617_Wasted Food_CEFood wastage is becoming a common sight here in the UAE. Pizza slices found lyinImage Credit:
  • Readers_130617_Wasted Food_CEFood wastage is becoming a common sight here in the UAE. Pizza slices found lyinImage Credit:
  • Readers_130617_Wasted Food_CEFood wastage is becoming a common sight here in the UAE. Pizza slices found lyinImage Credit:
  • Readers_130617_Wasted Food_CEFood wastage is becoming a common sight here in the UAE. Pizza slices found lyinImage Credit:
  • (For illustrative purposes only) Wasted food has become a common sight in the UAE. This food, which was still Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News
07 Gulf News

Recently, I was walking and was pained to see a whole piece of bread thrown in the middle of the road. There are so many less fortunate people who do not get enough food to eat and here we see people wasting food, like in the accompanying photo.

I can’t imagine why anyone would throw food in the middle of the road.

The worst part is, tossing away pieces of bread like this is a disgrace, as food is vital to our lives and a source of survival. All of us struggle and work hard to earn a livelihood and put food on the table and that very food is wasted like this. I felt like crying.

I would like to urge all readers to be considerate when it comes to food and be thankful to be able to eat three full meals a day. Never throw food away like this.

One should not cook excessive amounts to avoid wasting food. Even if there is excess, it can be shared with others or saved and consumed with the next meal.

Tens of thousands of people die of hunger every day and we are lucky we are not one of them. However, the question is, are we sensible enough to understand their pain?

Please, love food and hate waste.

 

The reader is a grade 10 student of Delhi Private School in Sharjah.

 

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I read with interest the reader Arushi's report. So nicely she conveyed her respect for food. I work in a private company and most of the people in our office lunch from food court. I often notice that these people know they wont be able to eat/finish full still they order, start eating from the full box and then after feeling full, leave the left over to be thrown into trash box. They can take a portion and eat. If needed, more can be taken. If not, at least unused food can be given to less prilivedged like cleaners, workers, who are in need of food.

Ranjit Kumar

24 June 2013 19:39jump to comments

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