Oct 092014
 

Many people around the world throw away food that’s still good enough to eat. This food waste could feed millions.
Rob and Finn discuss why some of us are tempted to buy more food than we need and what attempts are being made to reduce the amount of wasted food.

According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation, what percentage of food is wasted?
a) 25%
b) 33%
c) 50%

 

 
Vocabulary and definitions

stock up on
buy a large quantity of

consume
(here) to eat

landfill sites
large holes in the ground where people’s waste or rubbish is buried

leftovers
food that is not eaten

convenience
ease of doing something

edible
safe or good enough to eat

discarded
thrown away

gone off
no longer fresh

BOGOF
(acronym) buy one, get one free

distribute
to give something out to several people

6 Minute English – Food waste Transcript Video

 

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