In some countries, people waste a lot of food which is bought in shops and restaurants. What do you think are the reasons? What can be done to solve this problem?
This is mainly because 这主要是因为
Impulse and bulk food purchases 冲动的大批量的食物购买
In most cases 大部分情况下
Portion sizes 食物份量
As long as 只要
There is a trend that... , 同位语从句
With n. doing sth 独立主格结构
SVO,an extravagant consumerism that ... 概括性同位语
After snapping up..., SVO. 状语从句的省略
Not only...but also 平行结构
what is by far most important is that ... . 主语从句
There is a strange trend that while some people have to struggle to fight hunger,many consumers, especially in some developed countries, throw away as much as half of the food they purchase from shops and restaurants. Both overbuying and food spoilage are two principal drivers of the food waste.
Buying food way more than people really need without detailed plan contributes to food loss. This is mainly because with marketing ploy becoming so attractive and lucrative , most consumers are more likely to do impulse and bulk food purchases especially when retailers sell unusual production and provide different tempting sales promotion so as to lure their clients to buy their products. What is worse, the food bought in shops and restaurants, in most cases, hardly fit into their regular meal plans and therefore spoil before they can be consumed. With income rising to unforeseen levels, diners now seem to increase their portion sizes significantly than ever before , and thus leave some of their meals uneaten , and make half of edible leftovers left at the restaurants, an extravagant consumerism that must be discouraged.
Food spoilage is also responsible for this negative trend. After snapping up food in shops and restaurants, most of food have to be stored yet due to improper storage, lack of visibility in refrigerators, partially used ingredients and misjudged food needs, some food probably become less nutritious,inedible, or even rotten so that they have to be discarded before being used instead.
Different organisations should assume the responsibility for changing the way people consume the food they buy. Government could make laws to force shops and restaurants to sell a reasonable amount of food according to the average level;otherwise they will be fined seriously and even face criminal responsibility. At the same time, consumers themselves must raise the awareness that they had better not only buy food rationally and reasonably but also be frugal. In other words, what is by far most important is that they need to eat responsibly. As long as they consume food properly, the food waste will be prevented and even eliminated.
To sum up, the reason why people waste too much food is over-consumption and improper storage and the fundamental solution lies in empowering and encouraging consumers to change their way of eating food.