Make an effort to cut food wastage

I support the call by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli for us to take concrete steps to prevent food wastage ("Waste not, want not"; Jan 18).

Here in Singapore, most people are fortunate to be able to enjoy a meal every day, but this is not the case for many less fortunate people elsewhere.

The reality is that the amount of food waste produced worldwide is more than enough to feed nearly one billion hungry people.

I have observed that at hotels and restaurants here, there is a large portion of food that is wasted at buffets and other events. Perhaps this food could be given to the needy, as well as migrant workers.

We need to educate our children on the importance of preventing food wastage.

Raymond Anthony Fernando