Answer these questions.
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1. What did you eat yesterday?
2. Do you usually leave food on your plate when you finish eating?
3. Do you check the “best before/use by” dates when you buy food?
4. If you find food in your fridge that has passed its “best before/use by” date, what do you do?
Uniting against hunger becomes real when state and civil society organizations and the private sector work in partnership at all levels to defeat hunger, extreme poverty and malnutrition.
In 2009, the critical threshold of one billion hungry people in the world was reached in part due to soaring food prices and the financial crisis, a “tragic achievement in these modern days", according to FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf. On the eve of the hunger summit, Dr Diouf launched an online petition to reflect the moral outrage of the situation. The “1 billion hungry project” reaches out to people through online social media to invite them to sign the anti-hunger petition at www.1billionhungry.org.
On this World Food Day 2010, when there have never been so many hungry people in the world, let us reflect on the future. With willpower, courage and persistence – and many players working together and helping each other – more food can be produced, more sustainably, and get into the mouths of those who need it most.
5-Look at the photograph. Where do you think the picture was taken?
the food fact quiz
6- Choose the correct answer.
You´ll get the key after sending them to me.
1. According to the United Nations World Food Programme, in 2009 the number of hungry people in the world reached ______.
a. 500 million
b. 1 billion
2. Over the past year, the number of hungry people has increased by 11 per cent because of ______.
a. the global economic crisis
b. high food prices
3. A study published earlier this year found that 12 million children are at risk of inadequate food in ______.
b. the United States
4. The food problem will get worse as the world population grows. In 2000, the world population was 6.1 billion people, but the number is expected to reach 9.2 billion by ______.
5. One of the biggest food problems is waste. According to a British government study, families throw away a total of 4.1 million tonnes of good food every year. That’s ______.
a. an eighth of the food they buy
b. a third of the food they buy
6. Commonly wasted types of food in Britain are potatoes, slices of bread, and apples. The food that is bought and then thrown away uneaten in the greatest proportion is ______.
7. Families aren’t the only people who waste food. Supermarkets throw away food when it reaches its sell-by date or has broken packaging. Most of the food they throw away ends up in landfill sites, where it decomposes into methane, which is a ______.
a. greenhouse gas
b. type of compost
8. Supermarkets also cause waste by demanding “perfect” produce from their suppliers and rejecting fruit and vegetables that don’t look perfect. And their customers like supermarket shelves to ______.
a. always be full
b. only be full when necessary
9. People agree that it’s safe to eat a lot of food after its sell-by date if it smells and tastes all right. As a protest against waste, some people find their food supplies by looking in the bins outside supermarkets. In the United States these protestors are called “dumpster divers”, but in the United Kingdom they're called ______.
10. According to Tristram Stuart, the author of we can all do something to stop food waste. What will you do the next time you think of throwing away food?
a. I’ll think twice.
b. I’ll throw it away.
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7- Let's get involved!!!Comment on the issue "Food Waste versus Hunger" and say how you (could) contribute to decrease hunger.