People throw away food – level 2

14-04-2021 15:00

According to the United Nations, people threw away about 930 million tons of food in 2019. Households were responsible for more than a half of it, while stores and companies which worked in food service were responsible for the rest.

The UN found out that problems were in the whole process of food production and that 14% of food did not even get to stores. All the food, which people threw away, made 10% of the world´s emissions. It was interesting that it did not happen only in rich countries, but in developing countries, too.

The numbers from 2019 are huge, but the recent reports suggest that people threw away two times more food in 2020.

Difficult words: household (a house with people who live in it), emission (dangerous gases and other things that people, cars, machines, or animals make), developing country (a poor country which does not have a lot of business).

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