Chicken A La Carte is an inspiring short film by Ferdinand Dimadura, produced in 2005.
How fortunate most of us are, to have food served readily on our tables hot from the stove. And yet some of us have often taken the food for granted. We have often reminded our young ones to be grateful for the food served to them and yet most of us are guilty at time for taking it for granted too.
I was once talking to a friend about not wasting food in restaurant and she shared with me a remark her friend made, “Would finishing the food on the table made a difference to all the hungry people in the world?”
Her friend certainly has a point there especially when we view from her friend’s perspective. Finishing up all the food on the table would not make a difference to all the hungry people in the world and forcing all the food down would not be good for health too. What else could her friend have done? Or rather what can we do?
Then it dawned upon me, “although it is not a good habit and bad for health to finish all the food we have ordered in the restaurant, we can order the amount of food that is within our capacities.” In other words, “do not order more than what we can finish.”
In doing that, we do not waste food and we do not do harm to our health by over eating. We might not have made a difference to all the hungry people in the world by doing that, at least we are not wasting food. What’s next? Let us start from around us?