Task 1b asks you to comment briefly on a quote about eating food past expiry dates, while also referring to the statistics about food waste. The quote presents the view of Alastair D. Waltham, personal trainer, about eating food past expiry dates. He believes that there is a reason why companies print expiry dates on food, and he chooses to follow these indications, despite warnings against wasting food.
The illustration presents some facts on food loss and waste. It looks at the amount of food which is wasted every year around the globe, and at the percentage of waste and loss for several food groups.
The quote presents expiry dates as an indication which needs to be respected. However, this idea is placed in contrast with the statistics that show food waste is a widespread global issue...