Hmmm...this got me thinking about my Grandma.
Why? You may ask. Well, I always thought she was odd. She didn't waste one bit of food. I'm talking chicken bones so clean that we could throw them in the trash and not worry about animals coming to get 'em : )
Anyway, part of my point is, she didn't waste food because she had know real hunger in her lifetime. She was a refugee out of Czechoslovakia in WWII. She and my Grandpa walked across the Alps into Italy to escape the Nazis. During that trip, they survived on berries and whatever they could find. And even before, food was scarce because of the war.
But in the big picture, I think if all of us can think back to our grandparents, we'll remember how little they wasted...not only food.
And isn't that the ultimate Green lifestyle? We should get back to the basics of waste not, want not.