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Learn English Through Agriculture News – Program 20

More Than 1 Billion Tons of Food Wasted Each Year

It is estimated that over a billion tons of food is wasted each year. In number form, that’s 1,000,000,000 TONS of food that the more than 1,000,000,000 under-nourished people of the world could benefit from! What are your thoughts about this agricultural issue? What can be done to fix this problem? Share your insights with us in the comments section below.

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    English Vocabulary Word: WASTE
    useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; “if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste”; “mindless dissipation of natural resources”
    (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
    spend thoughtlessly; throw away; “He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends”; “You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree”
    get rid of; “We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer”
    any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; “they collect the waste once a week”; “much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers”
    waste away; “Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world”
    run off as waste; “The water wastes back into the ocean”
    cause to grow thin or weak; “The treatment emaciated him”
    use inefficiently or inappropriately; “waste heat”; “waste a joke on an unappreciative audience”
    lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; “After her husband died, she just pined away”
    devastate or ravage; “The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion”
    an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; “the barrens of central Africa”; “the trackless wastes of the desert”
    the trait of wasting resources; “a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste”; “the wastefulness of missed opportunities”
    spend extravagantly; “waste not, want not”
    located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; “a desert island”; “a godforsaken wilderness crossroads”; “a wild stretch of land”; “waste places” inhospitable
    get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; “The mafia liquidated the informer”; “the double agent was neutralized”
    disposed of as useless; “waste paper” useless

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