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Eateries think small to fight food waste (2)

By Cheng Yingqi  (China Daily)

09:06, January 28, 2013

Meanwhile, supply and demand in China's grain market has become tighter in the past decade, under pressure from an increasing population, according to CBN Daily in Shanghai.

Yang Lin, an employee at a State-owned enterprise in Beijing, said, "Wasting food is a bad habit, and my friends and I are definitely against it. Sometimes the waste is a bit severe because we have to drink wine and socialize with leaders, and we actually don't have much time to eat."

Xiao Chao, an employee at a foreign-funded enterprise, believes food waste is rooted in Chinese culture.

"It has something to do with our eating traditions and culture. Westerners eat from individual plates, so people can choose the appropriate amount of food.

"The Chinese, by contrast, share dishes. So it is difficult to order the right amount of food for all the people," he said.

"Besides, the Chinese regard it as polite to treat friends to a sumptuous feast, which will inevitably result in food waste."

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