Eating out, a major trend in Metro Manila, relates to food waste. Since meanings of food waste change when people eat out, people have a role to play when they order food. Yet, the service sector could also make a more important contribution to reducing food waste. We show two examples in the film: a restaurant in Manila, and a cafeteria of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Eating in also relates to food waste. In the middle-class homes of Bangalore, food waste is linked to traditions of household food consumption that involve notions of freshness and use of leftovers, as well as presence of domestic helpers.
In view of these eating practices, what are the challenges and opportunities for socially just and environmentally sound food consumption?
The films are part of the research dissemination plan of a study on food consumption practices in Metro Manila and Bangalore involving researchers of the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Industrial Ecology Group at the University of Lausanne.
A discussion after the film viewing will be moderated by IPC researchers, Ms Abigail Marie T. Favis (Department of Environmental Science/Ateneo Institute of Sustainability) and Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu (Department of Sociology and Anthropology).