Letter: Avoid Food Wastage

The food that we eat in order to sustain life is wasted in large amounts by every individual after they are stuffed and is discarded or disposed even if it is up to standard for human consumption after questioning themselves, shouldn’t this be thrown outside?
According to a recent research by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), about one-third of all food produced worldwide, worth around US$1 trillion, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. While almost 40pc of cooked food goes to waste in Pakistan.
Just look at the food wasted at weddings in particular even more food is wasted in Ramzan, contrary to Islamic teachings.
Needless to say, together, this food can feed millions of people who go hungry. Hundreds of people in Pakistan die each year because of malnutrition and various deficiencies in many poor communities or in slums.
And the amount of food lost and wasted every year is equal to more than half of the world’s annual cereals crops.
So, save your food, save your money and save the environment.
Zeeshan Nasir – Turbat
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