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China is [taken / taking] action to cut down on food waste. The government has started a new campaign to [discourage / encourage] people to think about the amount of food they [wastage / waste] . It is called the "Clean Plate Campaign". President Xi Jinping wants people to [reduce / deduce] the amount of food wasted. He called the waste "[shocked / shocking] and distressing". There are many [report / reports] in China that a food crisis is coming. Food [production / productive] has decreased because of the coronavirus and because of floods in [southerly / southern] China. Experts say this will not lead to a crisis, but the government wants people to [pay / play] more attention to how much food they leave on their plate. President Xi said China had to "maintain a sense [to / of] crisis about food security".

Many restaurants are taking the campaign very [serious / seriously] . A restaurant in central China went a [little / small] too far as it started [weighing / weight] customers. It had to apologise to [dinners / diners] who were offended at being weighed. It said: "We originally wanted customers to stop food waste and order food [in / on] a healthy way." A restaurant in the capital Beijing [tell / told] the Global Times newspaper: "We [remind / remember] our guests when they order too [many / much] food." Restaurants in Wuhan have started the N-1 system. This is where groups of diners must order one fewer dish [than / that] the number of people in the group. Earlier this year, the United Nations warned that the world could [see / look] its worst food crisis in 50 years.

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