Food wastage is a pertinent problem in today's day and age, especially since the problem of hunger is on the rise. The food that we waste and throw away can always be used to feed the millions of people going hungry all over the world. This issue has been highlighted by many celebrities and renowned personalities on the internet. This time, industrialist Harsh Goenka took to Twitter to share an important message about food wastage. The picture was from what seemed to be an office canteen of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Take a look at the photo shared by Goenka:
In industrialised regions, almost half of the total food squandered, around 300 million tonnes annually, occurs because producers, retailers and consumers discard food that is still fit for consumption. Let's all do something about it…. pic.twitter.com/TJEqI5jr0z— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 7, 2022
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In the click shared by Goenka, there was a whiteboard with the words, "Take all you can eat, but eat all you can take," written on top in bold letters. Below that, the exact quantity of food wasted the previous day was mentioned, along with how many people it could potentially feed.
This board drew attention to the problem of food wastage and made people sit up and take notice. "In industrialised regions, almost half of the total food squandered, around 300 million tonnes annually, occurs because producers, retailers and consumers discard food that is still fit for consumption. Let's all do something about it," wrote Harsh Goenka in his tweet.
Twitter users completely agreed with the post that Harsh Goenka shared. "Absolutely true - food wastage should be made a crime," wrote one user while another said, "This should be put up at all hotel buffet counters." One user also said, "Cutting food waste is a great way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet."
Take a look at the reactions:
So true. Waste not, want not. ???? https://t.co/o4mLxPilKU— Dr. Shriram Nene (@DoctorNene) June 7, 2022
Its been implemented in our organization Societe Generale Global Solution Centre from 4 odd years now and it really works, when you do not finish off food and while placing filled plate you really feel guilty of wasting food.— Srikant Kathare (@SrikantKathare) June 7, 2022
Board can not help those who don't want to understand the affect of it. I am in TCS and see this board twice at canteen and also see how people waste their food. Even the caterer ask people don't take extra or whatever you don't eat. Still it's all of no use.WE ALL NEED TO THINK— Rohit (@rosky_hit) June 8, 2022
It's all about the upbringing. Seen a lot of people wasting food because they can.— Artha (@logbas310) June 7, 2022
If you wasted food today, you just added to this global statistic.
-#FoodWastage#FoodForThought#daythought#Wisdom#Infographic#wastemanagement#foodwaste#stopfoodwastepic.twitter.com/hfrxI4nnKV— Manoj K Jha aka Manu ???? (@manojgjha) June 7, 2022
There is a South Indian eatery in matunga, where you pay for wasting food.— George tibby (@gptib220319) June 7, 2022
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