Elsie (from SU Malaysia) sent me this link. Thanks Elsie!
http://www.cultureu nplugged. com/play/ 1081/Chicken- a-la-Carte
I agree with her that it is something we all need to watch.
I remember growing up and having my mother tell us her children to eat up what was in front of us etc and when we were reluctant would add something along the lines of "Do you know how many people are starving in Africa and would be so grateful to eat your leftovers?"
Of course the impact of her words were often much reduced because it was not always given in the right context. Often, there was just too much food.
Today I find myself "preaching" the same sermon: "Don't waste food." "If you order, make sure you finish it!" "Don;t take what you cannot finish!" .... and a whole host of other admonitions!
I do this not just because of what my mother used to tell me but because I believe it to be a good principle.
I pray to God that when I see him I will not be found guilty of wasting food. I do hope that time will show that I have taught my children well in the area of being grateful for what food we have, not to waste any food and not to over eat.
I hope when they and others see this film, they will understand why I am so fussy that the leftovers be finished and not wasted and that we keep try to our meals simple and do not spend big bucks on luxury food (except for the special occasions).