FOOD WASTE vs FOOD WAIST
Food Waste is sometimes referred to as a behavioural problem in developed countries. The food chain in developed countries with its modern logistics system often encounters problems at the end of the food chain. People, restaurants and supermarket delis often produce more than what is consumed. In developing countries the problem is often a technological and socioeconomic problem. Poor harvesting techniques, Poor roads and Poor cold chain management all contribute significantly to food losses in developing countries. On the other hand Food Waist may be perceived as the visual measurement of fat, at the hip area and is often a function of behaviour and environment in both affluent and impoverished societies. The maintenance of the perfect Waist requires behavioural and activity changes. Food waist can also be detrimental in affluent societies, as individuals have access to food with high glycaemic and fat ratios. In developing countries Food Waist is also a behavioural problem as some societies embrace bigger waists to success and beauty. On the other hand a shortage of food in impoverished societies reduces fat intake with a direct effect on the waist. Anorexia nervosa and starvation are 2 different forms of a shortage of nutrients, with one being a behavioural problem and the other being an environmental problem. The complexities that exist between a person’s waste and person’s waist are problems affecting all societies. It is for this reason that FOOD WASTE and FOOD WAIST are major food problems which involve a complex interrelation between behaviour, activity, environment and technology.