The Aspects Of Food Wastages, Wasted By Karim Chorbog

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People spending more today than it used to be and have less value on things which is called consumerism. Consumerism is spending a lot of money on goods and services, that is leading to so many problems and food waste is one of them. Consumerism is causing the surplus in food production and consumers are spending a lot of money on food that they want, rather than what they need. In the documentary, “Wasted” filmmaker Karim Chorbog, shows about the strict food laws in Korea versus U.S, such as charging extra money in a restaurant for left over so people can avoid food wastage and etc. These laws being made due to heavy food wastage to save the landfills, waterways, and the environment. He documents that how Korea is utilizing their technology …show more content…
It is really important to check on your grocery buying because this could be the first step which begins at home and extra buying of groceries can lead to food waste. When there is a sale or good deals on food, most people buy more than they need to fill their pantries and refrigerator without realizing whether they want it or not. Similarly, when I go out for grocery I end up buying more food than I need, since I don’t use them on time and they get expired, then I end up disposing of them. Erwin Northoff the author of the article “Food Waste Harm Climate, Water, Land, and Biodiversity,” explains, “Consumer fail to plan their shopping, over the purchase, over-react to “best-before-dates,” while quality end aesthetic standers lead retailers to reject large amounts of perfectly edible food” (5). This proves how the consumers are buying beyond their needs and waste food over the expiry dates and are needed to adjust their purchasing over food so the environment can be protected from contamination. Moreover, people need to pay attention to their cooking and observe if any food is being left over or dispose if so, then they need to cook less portion to avoid food wastage. According to Northoff, “Consumers can take many steps to reverse these trends, such as: making weekly menu plans, (…), using wilting produce in soups, and making better use of leftovers. Smaller servings, rotating older …show more content…
where many food being waste because of the inglorious food. Retailers only buy good shape and spotless food from the farmers to please their customers by offering perfect food so customers can come back to them. Since the costumers are used to it they don’t mind to pay more. On the other hand, farmer struggled because the food that retailers reject to buy now going into the waste, farmers does not have many resources to go to a local retailer and sell their imperfect shape food to them which led to food waste. Inglorious food can sell if retailers want because we have people who don’t want to pay more for food they want food to be cheap. Some retailer thinks that customers are picky and want buy inglorious food but eventually they will. In the article, “Wonky fruit and veg: how much do we really waste?” writer Leah Hyslop explains that “Consumers, however, aren’t as anti-ugly-veg as the supermarkets might think” (www.telegraph.com). This proves that customers are willing to buy imperfect shape food. Retailers need to take step to provide misshape cheap food to their consumers by doing this everyone will be benefited including the environment from the food wastage. Many local retailers have already started and having modest success. There is a one local grocery store close to my house and has made a separate place for cheap misshapen fruits and vegetables, which sell more than perfect shape food because every

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