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In the US over 40% of food grown is never eaten. In order to get food from farms to consumers' mouths is a long process. The food must be grown, harvested, packed, transported to stores, sold, and finally stored in people's kitchens.
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Last edited by Freeguy; 21-Dec-2013 at 06:01.
Getting it stored in kitchens doesn't mean it gets eaten, or even to consumers' mouths. So I wouldn't use "finally" for the 'stored' phrase - especially if a significant proportion of the 40% not eaten has been bought and stored before being thrown out.
Last edited by Raymott; 21-Dec-2013 at 13:42.
Consumers' mouths OR consumer's mouth, Raymott?
We usually talk of people storing food in a pantry. That said, a whole lot of the food in the US is stored in restaurants and stores as well.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
A lot of American homes have a pantry (as well as cupboards). I don't in my current house, but did in prior homes, including the one I grew up on. We may be talking about different things though. A small closet with shelves and a door in the kitchen.
But Ray has a great point - I"m sorry to say I end up throwing out a lot of veggies that go bad in the fridge because we don't eat them in time. (Oddly, the ice cream never seems to go to waste!)
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Last edited by 5jj; 23-Dec-2013 at 17:28.