As a farmer, I am aware how difficult it is to produce food. It’s a backbreaking job but somebody has to do it so consumers will have something to buy and eat.
I do not have to preach how important it is not to waste food. Of course, everyone has the right to do whatever they want with the stuff they bought. It is their hard earned money they spent.
But, in these hard times, should we not make ourselves more sensible in our food preparations? Should we not minimize leftovers which more often than not are not eaten later on but thrown away? Yes, it’s their money. Do they throw money now?
When I was still a city dweller, I often eat at fast food joints. I have seen a lot of wasted food left on plates that were automatically destined to thrash bags. I was not a farmer then but I still shook my head witnessing how good food turned to waste in a matter of minutes.
Perhaps, we should make a pledge to ourselves, that wherever we go, whenever we eat, we should take a small portion first. If that’s not enough, by all means take some more until we are satiated.
Please remember that a clean plate does not only look good, the dishwasher would be much grateful for an easier chore. 😀