Stop food wastage
RAMAZAN is a time for re flection, a reminder of those who are less fortunate than us and a time to open our minds and hearts to those in need. It’s also a joyous time, when family and friends come together to share food and take comfort from tables of plenty and the company of others. Sadly, however, Ramazan also highlights the amount of food that goes to waste in the rush to cater fully to all.
The reality is that one third of all of the material that enters the municipal landfill site in Abu Dhabi is made up of food waste. In Dubai, the figures are equally depressing, with reports suggesting that 38 per cent of the consumable food that is prepared and cooked goes to waste. And during Ramazan, that figure climbs to 55 per cent. These figures reveal wastage of food at a staggering level. Each of us can take basic steps to curb wastage, making sure that those who go without food can receive their due. When shopping, we need to buy less. When food is prepared, the quantity should be an accurate reflection of the needs of those who are due to consume it. And when there’s too much, give the surplus to social agencies tuned into feeding others. — Gulf News