posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:34 AM
Heard on the radio that the average UK household throws out £480 worth of food each year.
That may sound as though it means, "I bought this, don't really want it..in the bin"..
What it could actually mean is the total of food left over from a meal that was not eaten, plus the above.
One way thatI have cut down on what I buy and eat is to buy a big 25 kilo sack of rice, stick it all in a container and that'smy meals mixed with a
bit of meat and veg for the next two to three months..
A sack of rice that size costs me approx £25. and can last up to three months. There is a shop in toen that sells buck packs of meat. I like chicken
so I'mgetting approx 20 chicken breasts for about £18.
One chicken breast and a bowl of rice...slap in some peppers, onions, peas..maybe a bit of smoked bacon.. that's my meals sorted..
Anhyleftover rice in the cooking pot can be fried up the next day.. so chicken fried rice for dinner tomorrow..
My point being, for us as families and individuals, we have to think a little differently, change what we eat a bit more and the supermarkets will
soon feel this crunch.. They may even change their habbits.
There was one person on the radio who was saying that farmers are selling lamb/pig at a £30, each animal, to the supermarkets.. I've heard similar
tales with fruit and veg.
Why have these supermarket chains got such a hold over the farmers? Do we really need all this waste and 'rip-off' practices in order to get cheap
disposable food from the supermarkets?
Buy local, buy fresh.. boycott the big boys.