New Studies Say Instagram and Overeating Are Contributing to Food Waste. Is This Really True? 4/11/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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You ever hear someone say “don’t waste your food, there are kids starving in China,” or something along those lines. Well, maybe mom should update that for the social media age and say “don’t snap a food pic on Instagram, there are kids in China that cannot take food pics.” Reason magazine reports that two studies suggest Instagram and overeating are the two biggest perpetrators of food waste. As the author of the story stated, most Instagram photos are taken at restaurants and not at home so they’re probably not wasting that much food and let’s be honest, we all know people are hitting up the buffet and are not cleaning their plates, so I’m sure that is helping to contribute to food waste, but back to Instagram, while they may not be wasting food at home, at would not be surprised if people order more food than they need or something they don’t even want just to take a stupid picture of it on Instagram to try and show how fancy they look at some restaurant. That might sound crazy, but some people’s social media obsession is driving them to crazy actions. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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http://reason.com/archives/2017/03/04/food-waste-studies-fall-flat-on-causatio

 

Posted on April 10, 2017 .