Axe 2: Métiers et Société


1.Read and learn about the main aspects of food waste in the world.

What is Food Waste?

Global food waste is a far-reaching problem with tremendous financial, ethical and environmental costs.

The history of food waste is closely linked to globalisation. In an ever more networked world, supply chains get longer, and everything is available everywhere — Indian mangoes in Germany and American apples in Indonesia — the whole year round. On that often-long journey from farm to table, food is lost or wasted at every stage, and fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat are particularly vulnerable.

“Food waste” and “food loss” are commonly used terms but don’t quite mean the same thing.

  1. “Food loss” typically refers to food lost in earlier stages of production such as harvest, storage and transportation.
  2. “Food waste” refers to items that are fit for human consumption but thrown away, often at supermarkets or by consumers.

What country wastes the most food?

  1. United States. > Food waste per capita in 2018: 95.1 kg (209.7 lbs.)
  2. Belgium. > Food waste per capita in 2018: 87.1 kg (192.0 lbs.) …
  3. Canada. > Food waste per capita in 2018: 78.2 kg (172.4 lbs.) …
What countries have no food?
Countries facing food shortages are Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Nepal.
2.Write about the main aspects of the waste food issue (in English)


II) METHODOLOGY:  Le compte-rendu

1.Lire la méthodologie avant de faire le compte rendu du texte Waste