How do you feel about wasting food?

@Judy890 (1633)
United States
October 23, 2016 12:08pm CST
Every time I waste food I feel bad and think about all the starving people who don't have anything to eat, but sometimes I get so full and can't eat anymore. I have tried saving some of my left overs in the fridge but I end up dumping it because I don't want it anymore. Do you waste food? How do you feel about it? Do you eat until your whole plate is clean?
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@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 16
I always lick my plate clean, I don't even need to wash it... lol!~Just joking...obviously I love food, therefore I don't waste food, hahaha!~Seriously, I just take what I can eat, I can hardly recall wasting any food.
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@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
23 Oct 16
You lick your plate clean? that's funny. Some people really do lol I love food too but it gets wasted too often.
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@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 16
@Judy890 I don't like to waste...we were actually brought up that way.
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@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
23 Oct 16
@zweeb82 that's good
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@MALUSE (37991)
• Germany
23 Oct 16
It happens very rarely that I throw something away. If I do, I put it the remains in a plastic bag. I don't throw anything directly into the garbage bin as the woman in your photo.
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@5thHouse (1693)
• Sheffield, England
23 Oct 16
I just noticed that in the photo. What a strange thing to do, pouring the food straight in, unless of course she's making compost or something!
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@MALUSE (37991)
• Germany
23 Oct 16
@5thHouse You make compost on a compost heap, not in a garbage bin. Something is definitely odd in this photo.
@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Oct 16
Same as you. When I waste the food I will also feel bad and guilty. I try to finish the food I make and not to waste it. And I also teach my son not to waste the food.
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@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
24 Oct 16
I think is great you're teaching your child not to waste food
@hora_fugit (5437)
• India
23 Oct 16
I don't feel guilty or such, but still take only as much as I can eat and in retrospect finish all that I had served in my plate. Sometimes it's more than required (bad judgement) still I prefer not to waste it.
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@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
23 Oct 16
I feel a lot guilt throwing out food.
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@fazelath (1176)
• India
23 Oct 16
I try not to waste food, even i don't like wasting food, so i try to make only enough food so that it doesn't get wasted, but then too , sometimes it will be more than required, so i keep it in fridge and next day either give it to poor people or will heat and consume it.
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@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
23 Oct 16
Sometimes I will take small portions then I get hungry again and add more to my plate and I end up wasting it because I get so full.
@5thHouse (1693)
• Sheffield, England
23 Oct 16
My dad was always fanatical about not wasting food. He grew up in the war years and remembered rationing so that was probably why. These days I do try not to waste food but I would never clear my plate for the sake of it. I tell myself that making your body eat food it doesn't need is waste too!
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@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
23 Oct 16
Yes I agree with what you are saying making our bodies eat what we don't need is waste because eating even after we are full can cause vomiting. I remember as a young girl my parents would make me eat my food until my plate was empty, because they grew up poor and some times I would vomit, I guess they wanted to make sure that I was always full.
• New Delhi, India
23 Oct 16
I can understand..... But I waste food only when it is the last option ....usually I refrigerate it and use it the next day