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Starving in China

Popularity 8Viewed 7237 times 2014-3-31 06:29 |Personal category:China|System category:Life| China

"Eat everything on your plate, Ya know there are starving people in China" I heard this as a kid. However in China if you clear your plate and leave nothing, your host will think you are still hungry and cook more. (or "loose face") It is custom to leave some food on your plate. I was surprised how much tasty food gets left behind that I thought composting should be done. I found out it is collected and taken to pig farms. Now the govt is starting a "frugality campaign" and encouraging people to clear your plate and not order more than you can eat! doesn't seen to be catching on though..
    As for me, I eat so well, so much and so often.  The wide variety of Chinese food choices is astonishing! 
The sights, smells, and tastes make eating the most enjoyable social activity. umm, umm Good.

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Women  were considered  inferior

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  • Starving in China 2014-5-8 17:54

    Women  were considered  inferior

  • Starving in China 2014-5-8 17:52

    Mmmm ,yummy but the Waste is sth we should all worry about .if someone says wasting food is a Culture then such culture should be abondoned .
    There used to be bad cultures since time immimorial and when religion and civilization came ,those bad cutures were left .
    There was a time when women were burried live because at the time ,women  or girls were
    , conceded inferior .But it finally gave into to civilization .So food waste is among the many bad cultures .

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