Friday, August 20, 2010

Food waste easy on religous holidays - in all faiths - but here is an example

The true spirit and essence of Ramadhan nowadays seems to have been buried under the mountain of food found wasted in the garbage bins outside local restaurants each night after sungkai (breaking of fast).

What should be remembered as a month for practising self-discipline and self-control has turned out to be about fasting and being rewarded with bountiful sungkai meals.

Indeed, much emphasis is put on providing ostentatious displays of food in celebration of this holy month. But it seems many people disregard the impact of wasted food.

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