Waste Not, Want Not
My parents lived through WWII, and were used to rationing and food shortages. Therefore, to them, wasting food is disgusting and abhorrent; their motto is “waste not, want not”.
I am pleased to say that they have instilled this splendid dictum in me. I do not waste a scrap of food; even cold Brussels sprouts are used in the traditional dish of bubble and squeak.
The Western world is currently gorging itself into a state of obesity; throwing away all that is deemed to be old and tired, craving instead all that is new and stimulating.
There will come a time when we will be consuming more than we can produce, and shortages will be commonplace.
In order to avoid this, I commend that you follow my parents’ dictum “waste not, want not”.