英語で聞く: Half of all food wasted

From BBC Learning English
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by Mark Doyle

Up to half of the world’s food is wasted due to inefficient production in poorer countries and over-fussy consumers in the rich world, says a new report from the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
The world has limited resources and a growing population. By the end of this century there could be three billion extra mouths to feed. So wasting food, this new report says, is a tragedy that should not continue. The study says changing the way consumers in the rich world reject less-than-perfect-looking vegetables in the shops, and eat large quantities of meat – which requires a lot of resources to bring to market – could have an impact. (…)

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. What does the term “over-fussy consumers” mean? In what situations are you a fussy consumer?
2. What kind of food is sometimes wasted in your house? Why is it wasted?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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