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

(here) to eat

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

food that is not eaten

ease of doing something

safe or good enough to eat

thrown away

gone off
no longer fresh

(acronym) buy one, get one free

to give something out to several people

6 Minute English – Food waste Transcript Video


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