LABIS: Prevent food waste especially during festive celebrations in order to reduce cost and environmental impact.
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry deputy minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said the global economic downturn would affect food prices and cause more burden if people continue to waste.
“Ramadan teaches us about moderation, we must avoid wasting food,” he said at an event with the district police at Masjid Jamek Labis here recently.
Tucking in: Chua at a buka puasa event with police personnel from Pontian, Ledang, Batu Pahat, Segamat and Muar districts at Masjid Jamek Labis recently.
Some 300 police personnel from Pontian, Ledang, Batu Pahat, Segamat and Muar districts also participated in the function.
Also present was Johor special branch chief Datuk Ramli Hassan, Tenang assemblyman Mohd Azahar Ibrahim and Yap Beng Heng, who represented Bekok assemblyman Tan Kok Hong.
Chua, who is Labis MP, said the rakyat should practice moderation to help to reduce growing pressure on economic and environment.
In another development, Chua said the 5.4% growth in gross domestic growth (GDP) in the second quarter of the year was beyond expectations even for economic experts.