Food Waste Confessions!
Everyday people all across America are faced with the daunting challenge of whether or not to throw away food. These stories exist everywhere and this is the place for you to post all of your stories. Are you a waster? How often do you waste? What do you throw away? Why do you throw away what you do? Don’t be afraid to take part in the Food Waste Confessions. Leave your confession below in our comment form and we will post it below.The Confessions:
Everyday I see it. And everyday I take part in it too. Piles upon piles of food are stacked on plates, only to have a few bites taken out prior to being trashed. Its a growing trend to get as much food as possible, and eat as little as needed. As a college student I eat in the cafeteria practically every day, and I see so many people throwing away food. 40% of college food is wasted, just thrown away, and never seen again. I am a food waster, and I am aware of it too. But to change means to alter how I live and how others around me live. If it was just me who changed, would anything matter? Probably not. It would take the whole student population of the college to alter this trend. There are already the foundations for this, and we just need to grab hold and make it bigger. All I know for sure is I get more that I cant eat when I am at the cafeteria, and its a trend that I see throughout all of the students who eat there.
The Wretched Waster
I don’t really consider myself a food waster because the only food I throw away is absolutely inedible. Which is most of the food I buy, incidentally. Or order at restaurants. I refuse to but food in my mouth that is imperfect – a bruised apple, left-overs, discolored peppers, you name, I toss it. I spend hours at the grocery store carefully examining my produce before I buy it, only to get home and find a blemish. Into the garbage it goes.
I refuse to be a victim of foodborne illness. You can label me a food-waster if you want, but when that E. Coli outbreak sweeps the nation, I won’t be the one hugging the toilet seat.