• Food waste
  • MNWeG
  • 17.09.2021
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Food waste

Everyday about 20 million slices of bread are thrown away in UK homes. This could have been breakfast for 10 million people. And, laid end-to-end, the bread waste of 365 days could circle the Earth 28 times!

Around 3 million glasses of milk are chucked away in the UK each day. This means that, every year, 36,500 cows are producing milk that is going down the drain.


At least one-third of all edible food produced across the world is never eaten – enough food to feed 2 billion people. That’s just over a quarter of the world’s population!

When we waste food, we waste all the energy and resources that go into producing. This is bad for our environment.

Vocabulary


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Text-based tasks

1
Connect the matching sentences.

  • Everyday about 20 million slices of bread are thrown away in UK homes.
    1
  • That's just over a quarter of the world's population!
    2
  • This could have been breakfast for 10 million people.
    3
  • Around 3 million glasses of milk are chucked away in the UK each day.
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  • And, laid end-to-end, the bread waste of 365 days could circle the Earth 28 times!
    5
  • Im Vereinigten Königreich werden täglich etwa 3 Millionen Gläser Milch weggeschüttet.
  • Und, aneinandergereiht, könnte die Brotverschwendung von 365 Tagen die Erde 28 Mal umrunden!
  • Jeden Tag werden etwa 20 Millionen Brotscheiben in britischen Haushalten weggeworfen.
  • Das ist etwas mehr als ein Viertel der Weltbevölkerung!
  • Das hätte ein Frühstück für 10 Millionen Menschen sein können.
2
Tick the correct answer.
True or false? Tick the correct answer.

1. What is never eaten ?
  • Edible food produced around the world is never eaten.
  • Non-edible food produced around the world is never eaten.
  • Bread produced around the world is never eaten.
  • Albert was Wallie's husband.
2. Why is this bad for our environment?
  • It is bad because we waste food.
  • It is bad because we are hungry.
  • It is bad because we waste energy and resources.
3
Look at the numbers in the text. Find the matching pairs.
  • 1/3
    1
  • 1/4
    2
  • 20 million
    3
  • 28 times
    4
  • 10 million
    5
  • 3 million
    6
  • 36,500
    7
  • people
  • slices of bread
  • glasses of milk
  • bread line around the Earth
  • cows
  • edible food is never eaten
  • world population
Bread waste

Watch this short animation about
'Love Food Hate Waste'

1
True or false ? Tick the correct answer.
true
false
The animation is about food waste.
Keep fruit in the oven to keep them fresh.
Refresh vegetables by putting them into a glas of water in the fridge.
Food waste is not bad.

Watch this animation about
'Food waste prevention'

1
True or false ? Tick the correct answer.
true
false
We waste a lot of food each year.
Wasting food helps the planet.
Wasting food also wastes water.
We can buy only things we need.
Leftovers are best to be thrown away.