Plastic in food – level 2

23-12-2022 15:00

British researchers found that when you eat the traditional roast Christmas dinner, 230,000 pieces of microplastics come into your body.

Researchers cooked two roast chicken dinners and they compared the results. They cooked one dinner from ingredients wrapped in plastic, while the other dinner came in no plastic. The first dinner contained seven times more microplastics. Researchers found that if we ate this dinner every day, we would eat 10 grams of plastic. This amount is enough to make two plastic bags.

Many people believe that if they eat no fish, then they won’t eat microplastics. This is no longer true because more microplastics are in the ground than in the oceans.

Difficult words: microplastic (very small pieces of plastic), ingredient (any of the foods which make a dish).

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