Food wastage

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - AQIL BABA

It is es­ti­mated that 40% of the cooked food is wasted in Pak­istan. Ac­cord­ing to the for­mer Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Pak­istan En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion Agency (Pak-EPA) even more food is wasted in Ra­mazan, con­trary to Is­lamic teach­ings.

The Islamabad Dev­com Leo Club has been formed by 20 stu­dents of var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions in or­der to launch a cam­paign against wast­ing food in the Fed­eral cap­i­tal and to raise aware­ness about other en­vi­ron­men­tal and cli­mate change is­sues. The wastage of food also causes var­i­ous so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing the short­age of food. As a re­sult, the food prices rise up to alarm­ing level. De­spite, this food can be given to those liv­ing in slums and those who don’t have food at all. Great mea­sures must be taken in or­der to over­come food wastage in the coun­try. — Kech, Bal­co­his­tan

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