globally, one third of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. In addition, climate change caused by food waste and the reduction of land, fertilizer and fresh water consumption efficiency have further damaged the earth’s resources. On the other hand, it is estimated that if further measures are not taken to slow down the rise of obesity rate, the global cost of treatment of obesity related diseases will increase significantly in the next decade. As everyone knows, preventable chronic diseases are the main causes of unhealthy health. For example, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, certain forms of cancer and type 2 diabetes are related to obesity and unhealthy diet. But together, we can solve the two main problems of obesity and food waste. Let’s get to know it with you.
overeating is also known as & lt; Metabolic food waste;, Refers to the intake of more than nutritional needs of food, this diet will lead to overweight and obesity.
the representative dietary guidelines are: & lt; To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, keep active and choose the right amount of nutritious food and drink to meet your energy needs;. In 2013, researchers identified three principles for a healthy and sustainable diet. The first is:
any food intake higher than personal energy consumption will lead to avoidable environmental burdens such as greenhouse gas emissions, overuse of natural resources and biodiversity pressure.
Reduce the consumption of processed and packaged food
over processed food will not only promote obesity, but also pose a great threat to our environment. This is not only reflected in the process of food production and distribution, but also in the way they are disposed of. According to statistics, food packaging (bottles, containers, wrapping paper) accounts for nearly two-thirds of the total packaging waste.
ultra processed foods contain high calorie, refined sugar, saturated fat and salt. These products are formulated and marketed to promote over consumption, which leads to obesity.
so what do we need to do?
to cope with the economic and environmental burden of eating junk food, the Australian federal government hopes to halve the level of food waste in Australia by 2030. In response, the government plans to allocate US $133 million over the next decade for research on related issues. Health and economic sectors will work together to solve the problems of food waste and obesity. Other countries, including Brazil and the UK, have highlighted the link between health and environmental sustainability in their dietary guidelines.
one of Brazil’s five guiding principles states that dietary recommendations must take into account the impact of means of production and distribution on social justice and the environment. Qatar’s national dietary guidelines make it clear & lt; Reduce leftovers and waste;.
given the impact of food waste and obesity on the economy, as well as on the health of our people and the planet, reducing food waste can solve two major problems facing mankind today.
for folk waste:
catering industry personnel suggest that there are many gatherings of relatives and friends during festivals, and they hope that the public can order according to the number of diners and the demand, not to be in the way of & quot; Face & quot; And cause too much waste. Two thirds of these food waste are leftovers, which need to spend a lot of manpower and financial resources to deal with, and cause great damage to the environment.
many people believe that the vast majority of catering enterprises do not specify the number of meals on their menus, and customers do not refer to them when ordering. In addition, catering enterprises seldom prevent them from ordering too much in order to make more profits& quot; In order to save face, a few people often order three or four dishes, but they order a big table. After the banquet, many dishes don’t even move. If the hotel has a special order reminder service, customers will order more rationally& quot;& quot; Flexible operation is also very important. If the number of diners is small, businesses should be allowed to adjust the weight of dishes appropriately, or sell half of them. If there are leftovers, the waiter should remind the guest to pack& quot;
at the same time, it is hoped that catering enterprises will provide free lunch boxes and packing bags for the convenience of the public.
To the officialdom waste
, we should curb luxury in the resolute implementation of the rules. There are only rigid systems, only orders and prohibitions, only & quot; Top leaders take the lead;, Only when the leading cadres do their best, can the wind of eating, drinking and sending be stopped. After the promulgation of the eight regulations of the central government on improving work style and keeping close ties with the masses, the tide of unsubscribing from the annual meeting in many places is proof. An effective rule to eliminate luxury is not to be too tolerant of eating and drinking with public funds; Waste on the tip of the tongue & quot; If it becomes a grey area for supervision, it must be handled in accordance with relevant regulations.
it is necessary to solidify the practice of thrift into administrative ethics. Thrift is a virtue, luxury is a vice, especially the operation of public power. Since it is a public behavior, we should always alert ourselves and examine ourselves. We should not take public funds as a matter of course, as & quot; It’s no big deal; I don’t know. Talking about work at the wine table and establishing contact during eating and drinking are all attempts; Take the path instead of the right path & quot; If the bad habits of officialdom continue to develop, fairness will be damaged and principles will be lost. It is necessary for all Party members and cadres to have a clear understanding of this bad habit and firmly oppose it, which will become an immutable trend in the whole administrative system.