Why We Waste: Vietnam’s Transition from Poverty to Abundance

In a few short decades, Vietnam went from a poor nation with 1 in 3 citizens being malnourished, and 1 in 4 at risk of starvation to the second largest food waster in the Asia Pacific region – only after China – and families continue to chuck away plate-loads of food every day. In this piece, I examine Vietnam’s journey with food, from poverty to abundance, to explore how it shapes our eating habits today.