Food wasted at Indian weddings!
I attended a wedding in my neighbourhood last weekend. Since the venue was far from my house we reached the banquet hall around 11.30 pm. We waited for few hours and enjoyed food. While I was leaving the venue I was shocked at the incident that caught my attention. The caterers were rushing to wrap up their task and there was a huge heap of food lying in one corner of the garden area. I could not believe that so much food was being thrown away.
A short talk to one of the catering staffs gave me a clearer picture about this everyday wastage of food. He told me that in most of the Indian weddings food is wasted. Guests at the wedding have a habit of over-filling their plates despite knowing that they will not be able to eat that much food.
Besides that at every party there is extravagant display of variety of recipes. Every host ensures that there is abundant food for her or his guests. Therefore, a surplus amount of food is not consumed and hence goes wasted.
I can't believe in a country like India where there is dearth of water and food, where many poor people spend days on a single roti, how can someone waste so food? Can't we just ensure that all the extra food cooked at parties gets distributed amongst the beggars and poor?