People throw away food – level 1

14-04-2021 15:00

People throw away a lot of food. The United Nations (UN) says that people throw away 930 million tons of food in 2019.

Households throw away about a half of this food. Stores, restaurants, schools, or hospitals throw away the other half. The UN wants to know where the problem is.

The problem is everywhere. Farmers throw away crops. The UN finds out that 14% of food does not get to stores. People want to buy only nice fruit and vegetables. Not all fruit and vegetables look nice.

People buy too much food, too. They do not eat it all. They throw it away.

The Problem with food is not only in rich countries. Recent reports say that the numbers for 2020 will be much worse than the numbers from 2019.

Difficult words: household (people who live in one house or flat or apartment), crop (a plant that farmers grow), recent (something that happens a little while ago).

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