Food is wasted or "lost" in the fields, the processing plants and the supply chain ("Foster culture of food conservation" by Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi; Forum Online, March 26).
The good news is that we, as consumers, can do something about it.
It is our responsibility to save what we can.
I have observed that many people tend to over-order in restaurants, and the extra food ends up in the bin.
We should order only what we can consume. For children, order a smaller portion for each of them, or get them to share an adult portion.
If you think you will not be able to finish your food, do not hesitate to take it home. The leftover stew you ordered today can make up another meal the next day.
Also, sharing main courses among family members does not only make for variety, but also ensures no food goes to waste.
Wong Yu An
This article was published on April 9 in The Straits Times.
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