An article in THE RECORD today (Jan. 17, 2011) claims that we have so much food in Canada that we throw away 40% of it. The article refers to it as a “$27-billion scandal”.
I am embarrassed to admit it. Actually, I am ashamed. I am part of the problem. I don’t throw away 40% – I can’t fathom anyone being that bad. But, I throw away too much.
It’s not that I mean for it to happen. I prepare too much at a time, then perhaps the next night I don’t feel like a repeat. I say to myself, I’ll eat the rest tomorrow. After a few days, I contemplate whether it’s still safe to eat. Then it sits in the refrigerator till I’m sure it’s unsafe.
I am a hypocrite because I remember tearing a strip off a local grocery store manager who admit the store disposes of left over chicken and ribs and other foods that remain at the end of the day.
I guess I should start by looking at my own bad habits. Is it too late to make a “New Year’s Resolution?”