Indicator of Food Security In the initial creation and testing of the FCS and FCG indicators, analyses were run on many datasets from a wide variety of situations to validate the FCS against other indicators of food consumption and food security. It was consistently found that the FCS well correlated with other indicators of food consumption and food security.
If you end up with food you can’t eat, don’t chuck it. Instead, share it with neighbours, friends, and co-workers; they’re likely to be grateful for the saved money and time.
Here’s another way you can reduce wastage through sharing. A study by the Food Ministry, Government of India found that about 20% of food at social events such as weddings and parties goes waste. If you are a part of any such function or event, reach out to any of the several Indian organisations that are giving the hungry access to leftover food from restaurants and catered parties.
When cooking, use every piece of whatever food you’re cooking with, whenever possible. Skins, leaves, and stems often provide additional nutrients for our bodies. Do a little research to learn what you can do with all that food you thought was useless. For example, sauté cauliflower stems along with the florets, add vegetable/meat scraps to homemade stocks, and use citrus fruit rinds and zest to add flavour to other meals. Carrot, radish, and beet greens are also delicious, either sautéed or raw in a salad.