Speed Reading — Food Waste - Level 1 — 100 wpm

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Britain said a third of the world's food is wasted. It said this was "unacceptable". The UK wastes over 7 million tons of food every year. A politician talked about solutions to this problem. First, schools could raise children's awareness of food waste. Secondly, supermarkets could sell vegetables they throw away because they are the "wrong" shape. Finally, "sell-by" dates need to change. People throw away good food because of these labels.

The politician said food waste was unacceptable. He said: "Socially, it is a scandal that people are going hungry…when so much [food] is being wasted." He added that: "Environmentally, it is a disaster, because energy and resources are wasted." He said the food rots and produces a climate-changing gas. He said it was wrong for supermarkets to throw away good vegetables if they are a funny shape.

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