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Recent Exam Question- Essay Writing (May 2017)


Recent Exam Question- Writing Task 2

Every day, millions of tons of food are wasted all over the world. Why do you think this is happening? And how can we solve this problem?

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One of the major problems that the world is facing today is the wastage of food. The reasons for this are multifarious; let us delve deep and single out the causes and find solutions to prevent this happening.

Firstly, money is no longer considered something that has to be saved. The earning potential of individuals has increased multi-fold. In good old days, every morsel of food would find its way to be recycled or stored for later use. But now with people becoming moneyed than before, they no longer value storage of food. Rather they tend to throw the unconsumed food. Secondly, food is sold quite competitively with the mushrooming of small joints and roadside shanties. This means that all the classes of people believe in discarding unused food rather than stowing it away.

Moreover, food choices, marketing strategies and advertisements showcase a plethora of food products that are available over the counter. This also opens up avenues for people wanting to try newer variety of food all the time. Why then will they preserve the food? They will definitely try to throw it away rather than eating it later.

Nevertheless, this is not a problem sans a solution. The simplest vista is to create awareness via campaigns which will alter the mindset of the public to food wastage. There are hotels which levy fines on people who waste food. There is a community fridge in a town in Kerala, which allows you to bring in your waste food, so that it is sorted out and given to the lesser privileged. These and more can be highlighted to people, so that they realize that food cannot be taken for granted.

I would like to conclude by saying that food waste is definitely not in good taste.

-Created by Simlee Sajid.

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