Indians waste as much food as the whole of Britain consumes. The ‘big fat’ Indian weddings, restaurants, canteens, social and family functions and households throw away tons and tons of food every day. It has been found that up to 40% of the food produced in India is wasted which includes 21 million tons of wheat wasted. This is the scenario not only in our country but worldwide-50% of the food produced meet with the same fate globally and never reach the needy. Our country’s agricultural ministry states that, Rs. 50,000 crore worth of food produced is wasted annually.
France is the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, but instead request owners to donate them to food banks or charities. We cannot do anything to curb the food lost during production, but we can do everything possible to reduce food waste by taking the right step at the right time.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.