Thursday, April 7, 2011
"Let him be", advised the father. "What are you trying to prove?"
Yes indeed. What was I trying to prove? How will my kids clearing their plates make any difference to a starving child?
Actually it would. If we don't waste food, we consume fewer resources. Lower demand pushes down prices, making food marginally more affordable to people living at the edge of starvation.
Or you could order one pizza less and use the money to feed a child for a month.