课堂英语

听力入门英语演讲VOA慢速英语美文听力教程英语新闻名校课程听力节目影视听力英语视频

VOA常速英语新闻:报告称全球一半粮食遭浪费(双语)

Lily85 于2013-01-17发布 l 已有人浏览
增大字体 减小字体
全世界每年生产大约40亿吨的食物,据英国机械工程师学会的报告称,其中1/3到一半的食物都浪费了。
    小E英语欢迎您,请点击播放按钮开始播放……

VOA17.jpg

Every year the world produces around four billion tons of food. And between a third and half of it goes to waste, according to the report from the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
全世界每年生产大约40亿吨的食物,据英国机械工程师学会的报告称,其中1/3到一半的食物都浪费了。

Much of this can be traced to how it is harvested, stored and transported, says report co-author Colin Brown.
这份报告的联合撰稿人科林·布朗说,其中大部分是在收获、存储和运输的过程中浪费掉的。

“[Food] is trying to rot all the time, so you’ve got to keep it dry, you’ve got to keep it cool and you’ve got to transport it and use it as quickly as possible. So I think when you haven’t got the infrastructure, you haven’t got the railways, you haven’t got the shipping, you’re doing damage to it every time you move it," he said.
“粮食自始至终都会坏掉,所以必须保持干燥,保持凉爽的温度,还要尽快运输和食用。因此,如果没有基础设施,没有铁路和船运,那么每次转运粮食都会造成浪费。”

In developed economies such as in Europe and the United States, the report says more efficient farming practices ensure that more of the food produced reaches consumers. But it claims millions of tons of food is thrown away because it’s past its sell-by date, or sometimes because it doesn’t reach the supermarket shelves at all.
报告称在欧洲和美国等发达国家,更高效的农业技术能确保更多粮食供应给消费者。但报告称由于食品过了保质期,或是有时根本没有到达超市货架,因此还是有数百万吨食品遭到浪费。

“Certainly once you get it to the supermarket, they have very high standards about what it ought to look like, never mind about how it ought to taste or whether it’s edible or valuable. But exactly how it ought to look. And so we throw a lot away just because it’s not cosmetically attractive," he said.
“事实上只要到了超市,关于食品外观的标准就很高了,根本不会考虑浪费多少,或是否能食用或有什么价值。只在乎食品的外表,这样很多食品因为外观不佳就扔掉了。”
 

 1 2 下一页

分享到

添加到收藏

英语新闻排行