Do you sometimes throw food away?

United Kingdom
February 16, 2009 3:14pm CST
Isn't it painful? You know what happens: We eat some or most of something, and then we replace what's left in the fridge. Then it stays there. Finally we get it out; and wonder whether to risk eating it or throw it away. Sadly, what happens is we do in fact bin it. It breaks the heart though, doesn't it. I hate to waste food, and try to avoid it at all cost not just because I can't afford it and am a very thrifty individual, but because many today don't have enough to eat. I so try and avoid this situation, but sometimes it happens. Does it happen to you?
5 responses
• China
21 Mar 11
Yes it's painful and we should not throw food away. We should respect the food. But i have throw food away. Actually i don't want to throw the food but when it become bad smell and i can't eat more then i do throw it. Good day!
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 11
You are right; food should be respected and waste of food is painful and wrong...but sometimes, sadly, it happens.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
16 Feb 09
I think that has happened to the best of us. I also do not like to waste food and try to every couple of nights have a left over supper. We take all of our leftovers out of the fridge and heat them up. But upon occasion it does happen that the food goes bad.
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 09
It's an art isn't it, minimising waste. Heating up is good as it ensures bacteria cannot survive the process. But then if the food's gone bad...well that is another matter.
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I try to avoid it at all costs but because I'm very thrifty. It's true what you say that many don't have enough to eat, but not throwing away food doesn't help put food on their table. And throwing away food is not the reason they don't have food to eat. But it is mostly because we can't afford to buy more food in between shopping trips because there was food we could have eaten, but decided to make something else, thereby making the fod to old to eat. So yes, that means I'll have something for dinner even though I'm not really in the mood for it, or because I just had it yesterday. We still have in between trips to the store because of the kids, though.
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 09
For me it's those foodstuffs you are supposed to eat within three days I end up throwing away most; although I've heard they last alot longer than 3 days; and the warning is for caution's sake. I try and buy things I'm guaranteed to eat within a day or 2 now!
@baileycows (3670)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I used to throw out alot until I realized how much money I was wasting. So now I cook and what is left over we take for lunch the next day. This way I don't have to throw out any food and we don't have to pay for lunch either. We have been doing it for about 3 months and now save over 200 dollars a month.
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 09
That is an excellent plan.
• United States
16 Feb 09
Yeah, it happens to the best of us, though we have to be careful for our health and not eat risky items. I hate it though too, I hate to waste money, and by wasting food you waste money as well. I am also pretty thrifty when it comes to what I spend. There are a lot of people that the food could have fed, so it does really suck. Sometimes if we do not think we will eat something and it will most likely go bad, we will put the food outside for the stray cats and other animals, it is cold outside, so it makes you feel good when you do that for them. But anyways, happy mylotting, and have a great night or day!
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 09
I'm like you: I hate wastage, and love to make the best of everything. Resources are precious, especially in a world where so many have so little. Thanks for replying...:o)