実践ビジネス英語 2020/5/8 (3) Reducing Food Waste 3-食品ロスを減らす





実践ビジネス英語 2020/5/8 (3) Reducing Food Waste 2-食品ロスを減らす
Ueda says Japan is one of the largest importers of food in the world, and that it wastes the equivalent of 30 million tons a year. Lyons asks what is being done, and Ueda describes some of the steps being taken by convenience store and restaurant chains. Ueda also talks about the different reasons for food waste in America, such as large restaurant portions, and people buying and preparing too much.
日本の食料自給率は何パーセントですか。
Japan is one of the world’s biggest food importers. The country is only about 40 percent self- sufficient in terms of food supply.
日本では、何をもっと有効活用する予定のコンビニエンスストアやレストランチェーンがありますか。
Some convenience store and restaurant chains say they plan to make better use of food banks
-Words and Phrases
self-sufficient 自給自足の
We use this about people too. It means “be able to take care of ourselves without assistance from others.” A similar term is, “self-reliant.” Like, thanks to his savings, he is still self-sufficient after retirement. Or, we encourage our daughter to be self-reliant. self-reliant 自立した、独立した
food supply 食料の供給
equivalent of -, 〜に相当するもの
Something equal or analogous in amount, rank, meaning. We also say, “equivalent to.” Such as, this award is the French equivalent of the Academy Awards. Or, this cost 300,000 yen, equivalent to one month’s pay for him. analogous analogy 類似の形容詞
a college graduate or equivalent 大学卒業生と同じだけの学力のある者
excess food 過剰な食品
contribute to -, 〜の一因となる、…に貢献「寄与」する
greenhouse gas 温室効果ガス

    No tags for this post.

    コメントを残す