Do you eat the food you buy?

Have we ever stopped to think about the large amount of food that we get to throw away? Or, failing that, how badly we can take advantage of the food we buy?

Acts such as draining a bottle of oil well, precisely cutting the cheese rind, completely emptying the coffee package or not overdoing it by eliminating certain parts of the vegetable, can allow us to save a great amount of money in the global calculation.

We throw away tons of food, but not only we, from its origin, from its handling part of the food is already being discarded and when we acquire it we also do so. We prepare food and on many occasions, if it is fresh products, we overdo it by eliminating it. The example of oil, placing the bottle upside down to take advantage of every last drop is a hassle, and you think, well there are 2 or 3 drops left, it is already empty and immediately afterwards in the trash. If we add up all the drops of oil from all the bottles that are consumed in Spain, the result would only surprise us. But with the products already made we do exactly the same and sometimes time has a lot to do with it, we could calculate the amount of food that we throw away with the leftovers that we leave on the plates, leftovers resulting from not draining it properly and surely more than one Third world inhabitant would appreciate to eat.

We are struck by a study where it is shown that up to 40% of the population regularly throws food into the trash, there is no awareness of it, not even on a personal level for personal benefit. Some organizations indicate that tons and tons of food are thrown away, especially and we would say exclusively, in developed countries and meanwhile, underdeveloped countries suffering from serious hunger problems.

We are left with a quote from Gandhi, "Everything that is eaten in excess is stolen from the stomach of the poor" and we would also add, "Everything that is wasted is also stolen from the stomach of the poor"

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