Food wastage is a growing global concern. Numerous studies shown that food wastage is on the rise and a significant amount of money is being spent on food distribution around the world.
According to a UN report, one-third of the world’s food production, or 1.3 billion tons of food, is wasted every year. Food waste causes not only economic problems but also environmental problems. Therefore, it is imperative to find ways to reduce food wastage.
We need to be aware of the amount of food we take late to eat into the bowl. If we procrastinate only what we need, we can avoid wasting food.
After everyone has eaten, try to serve leftover food with fresh flavours. Recipes for many of the dishes that can be made with leftover food are handy today. Therefore, it is not impractical. This way too will help us not to waste food.
Before going to the store to buy groceries, make a list of what you need at home and go to the store with it to avoid unnecessary shopping.
Many people do not use the fridge properly. All food items have a shelf life. So even if they are in the fridge, they will be damaged at the right time. So when cooking, be sure to make only what you need. When the rest is stored in the fridge, it is necessary to adjust the temperature of the fridge accordingly. Also, be sure to pick up the first item in the fridge and use it. Making such habits a part of life can reduce food waste to some extent.