Oct 152012
 

How much food do you throw away? Chris discusses with Jen the problems of global food and water waste in this week’s 6 Minute English.

How much food is wasted every year around the world? Is it:
a) 5,000 tonnes
b) 1 million tonnes
c) 1.3 billion tonnes

 

 

Vocabulary:
expired: come to the end of the acceptable time to eat
edible: eatable
blemish: mark, fault
nutritious: healthy, beneficial
imperfections: defects, faults
reliance: dependence
inefficient: badly organised, wasteful
rot: decay
take their toll: have a bad effect on
food for thought: provide motivation for thinking about something

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