GEORGE TOWN (Bernama) – Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Sim Tze Tzin urged Malaysians not to waste food during festive seasons.
Sim said the public was advised to eat moderately and not waste food in conjunction with the Chinese New Year next week.
“I go everywhere, when I see farmers and fishermen, they express concern because it is not easy, for example, like fishermen, if they go out to
sea they are taking a risk of not returning home,” he told reporters after launching the ‘MyBest Buy Gong Xi Fa Cai’ programme at Jalan Rajawali, Bayan Baru yesterday.
“Similarly, farmers also encounter problems and difficulties when planting fruits and vegetables.
“On the other hand, Malaysians are committing a very serious wastage. In fact, it is like that too during the month of Ramadhan, we can see much food is thrown away.”
Sim said the practice of eating moderately was very much encouraged towards a healthy life.