Yesterday the Sun dominated in Amsterdam. So tourists full fill the Center looking for experiences and memories collection. In exchange, the local people have a lot of to-do lists including FoodCycle Market held every Tuesday by TBYWA (tastebeforeyouwaste.org) at Plantage Doklaan 8.
From the beginning of the world, food remains indispensable for human survival. Even if the technology is transforming our life, did not replace primary feeding. Today all process becomes complex starting with farmers, agents buyer, transport, distribution, shops, home delivery, and clients. A lot of resources involved only to put your fresh green salad on the plate for each day — become a source of waste, a big part of it uncontrollably by us.
Still, we can do something significant to prevent if we practicing FIFO (First In goes First Out of the fridge) accordingly with TBYWA organization and they have a series of advice to continue the excellent behavior regarding food resources:
- treat greens like flowers – put them in a vase;
- don’t put bread in plastic bags;
- freeze anything you can’t eat right now;
- don’t trust expiration dates – always use your senses;
- make quick, deliciously sweet smoothies and cakes from overripe fruit, pickles from veggies, croutons from stale bread, so on;
- make creative combinations of your leftovers;
- compost anything that is not edible.
You can see that your first benefit is a strong feeling of sense for resources in a second way: more available food and less expensive with the chance to get diversity in your diet. In generally pay attention to food label to avoid fake or doubt the quality of ingredients used for finite ones. Of course, the best decision is to cook for yourself to see how each part, after assembling becomes the beauty of a healthy meal.
Come every Tuesday to save food from waste or at the rest of the events organized by tastebeforeyouwaste.org. And spend three minutes to listen to this audio file about the last edition in Amsterdam with Olivia Bailey:
Keep in mind whenever you are tempted to be attracted by shiny colors, nicely words or super promotion that each piece of food involves a farmer family work and they do not have a voice to claim respect. Depends only on us to accord them a desirable place in our lives.