By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
In a Facebook post on Sunday, I-Mei Foods Co. CEO Luis Ko encourages people to put “eating wisdom” ahead of food’s “shelf life” amid rising international concern about food waste and the Taiwanese government’s first trans-agency campaign to save food products with imminent expiration dates.
In the post, Ko said that at a time when we gradually forget our ancestors’ “eating wisdom” and resort to “expiration date” to determine whether food products are still good to eat or not, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reveals the shocking finding that “global leftover food products are enough to feed 3.3 billion people.”
He said the finding awakens us to the fact that “we have come to a point in time where we must face up to the issue of leftover food products and rebuild our future eating wisdom.”
Ko made five suggestions with regard to the issue of leftover food products. [FULL STORY]