22 Mar '11, 10am

A Women's Bowl? A semi-buffet? Our readers share ideas on how to minimise food wastage in Singapore.

A bird eating leftover food from plates at an outdoor food court on Orchard Road. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN AS food prices soar and millions around the world continue to suffer from food shortages, is it time for Singapore to relook its favourite pastime? Our reader Seow Joo Heng wrote in to The Straits Times Forum on Monday, speaking out against food wastage in restaurants here. He called on restaurants to cut down on conventional buffets and consider charging diners based on the weight of the food they order - a pricing system practised by restaurants in Brazil - rather than a flat fee. Mr Seow's idea polarised straitstimes.com readers, attracting both ridicule and praise on Facebook and Twitter. Those who supported Mr Seow's call to action weighed in with their own ideas on what can be done to minimise food wastage. Here are 10 of the best. 1. 'Caterers should encour...

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