How much is enough?


One thing I’ve been quite concerned about these days and pondered over is our amount of food we consume. How much food is enough for us to stand up and work throughout our day? Here where we live, we are all capable of buying what we need and mostly what we want. But if we think of those who live in countries where they do not have enough food to eat or water to drink, it is enough to help us start reflecting upon ourselves and ask, “how much is enough?”  In our house, we noticed how much food we make and store in our fridge, and every week we’re always throwing food away.  Why is that? I noticed that my siblings and I would always look for fresh food my mom always make, and sometimes the foods in the fridge wouldn’t be tasty anymore. Afterwards, my parents came up with an idea to reduce the amount of food we make and store less in the fridge. To only put the amount of food that we can eat and without any leftovers behind. Nevertheless, I still see food being wasted not only in my home but in school, resturants, and many other places. What can we do to avoid or at least reduce the amount of food we waste?

Hamdia A.

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    dangkid said,

    I’m not sure if you could count this as sustainable, but I have stopped drinking soda and I keep my eating habits at a low. Mostly because of my diet, so I try not to overeat foods, but I also always finish what’s on my plate. I hate it when I waste food, it makes me feel terrible knowing that someone else would love to eat that extra bit.

    David Dang

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    jonathanKIM said,

    I think that we take food for granted. Since we live in America, food is easy to find so we keep eating away without worrying. No one really thinks about the people in poverty all over the world so long as the ones in America can get their fill, then all the leftovers they have get thrown away and it doesn’t bother them one bit. It kind of irritates me sometimes to see food wasted, but I guess that’s just how Americans are nowadays.


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