listening lab 0520

 

Step 1: Read the questions below.

質問を読んでください。

 

1. How much food is wasted in America?

 

2.  What percentage of Americans don't have enough to eat?  

 

3.  What do we call the practice of saving food that would usually go to waste?

 

4.   Is the rescued food not fit to be eaten or not fit to be sold?  

 

5.  In the end, who receives the rescued food?

Step 2:  Listen to the audio and try to answer the questions.
オーディオを聞いて、 質問に答えて見て下さい。
 
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Step 3:  Listen again while you read the article.

記事を読みながら、もう一度聞いてみてください。
   

 

Food Waste
Americans waste more than 40% of the food that is produced for human consumption. This comes at an annual cost of at least $100 billion. Meanwhile, more than 10% of Americans do not have enough to eat. Food rescue, also called food recovery, is the practice of safely retrieving edible food that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to those in need.  In most cases, the rescued food is being saved from being thrown into a dumpster. In other cases, volunteers recover food on farms that would normally be plowed under. This recovered food is edible, but often not fit to be sold. For example, products that are at or past their “sell by” dates or are imperfect in any way — a bruised apple or day-old bread — are donated by grocery stores, food vendors, restaurants, and farmers markets. Other times, the food is in perfect condition, but restaurants may have made or ordered too much. Nationwide, numerous food rescue organizations, such as Food Rescue, Feeding America and Hidden Harvest, pick up and deliver this rescued food using refrigerated trucks. They work with local agencies, like food banks, food pantries or soup kitchens, that serve people of low and no income.  These food rescue programs serve a great need because they offer healthy food to the hungry who may not meet the application requirements of state food-assistance programs.    
 

Step 4:  Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

1.  How much food is wasted in America?

Forty percent of the food produced for human consumption is (wasted).

 

2.  What percentage of Americans don't have enough to eat?  

More than 10% of Americans don't (have enough to eat).

 

3.  What do we call the practice of saving food that would usually go to waste?

We call it "food rescue" or "food recovery."

 

4.   Is the rescued food not fit to be eaten or not fit to be sold?  

It's not fit to be sold.

 

5.  In the end, who receives the rescued food?

People who are hungry but may not meet the requirements of state food-assistance programs do.

 

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