'Wasted' food not wasted

While I talked about how Chinese diners are inclined to waste food by ordering too much in order to impress the day before yesterday, the very next day an event took place in Trafalgar Square, London, where "mis-shapen" fruit and vegetables thought unsuitable for sale by supermarkets were turned into free meals for feeding 5,000 people, as a campaign to highlight the issue of wasted food.

According to British government figures, about 8.3 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year, enough to fill 4,700 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Organisers hoped that fewer people would discard food as a result of the campaign. To me, the icing on the cake is that the meals given away were vegetarian meals.

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