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Global waste: food for thought

Rotten food in a bin

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.

This week's question:

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

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

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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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