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  1. Aug 2021
    1. The second step is transparency. In 2013, Tesco took the step of publishing its UK food waste data. The numbers reveal that less than 1 per cent of our food is wasted.

      I'm surprised that Tesco, a large and very popular European grocery chain, has such a low percentage of food waste. I also wonder if they reported on just their output and how that would change with the amount of sold food wasted although that wouldn't be their concern.

    2. For every £1 invested in reducing food waste, half the business sites had at least a £14 return.

      One way companies can view this is that the more money you put into reducing food waste, the more you make back through the support of your customers.

    3. No matter what business we work in, the key thing is to see the scale of the challenge and take action. This report shows there’s no longer any social, environmental or economic reason not to act. Even if the moral imperative doesn’t move us, the clear business case for reducing food waste should persuade every CEO.

      People should take more direct action towards the CEO's of major companies that run bug businesses because they have the power to change the companies.

    4. Food waste today is responsible for around 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions

      Yes food waste is bad, but if you want to work through climate change then you first have to address the top emitters(which he talks about later in the sentence)

    5. Imagine a land mass greater than China. Now imagine that land is only used to produce food. Then suppose all the crops and produce from those 2.5 billion acres are not eaten. Imagine all of that – and you have grasped the amount of food the world wastes every year. Every year a third of the world’s food is wasted. In terms of weight, it adds up to around 1.3bn tonnes. In the UK alone, we waste over 10m tonnes of food in a year. By any standard, these are huge numbers. This level of waste is clearly not acceptable. The case for action becomes even stronger when we consider that 1 in 9 people are malnourished worldwide.

      Is the problem that people are making to much food, or is that people don't commit to finishing their food and creating the massive amounts of waste.

    1. Employers want to hire people who can communicate effectively, and despite our culture’s recent celebration of all things STEM, many employers continue to vocalize the importance of effective communication skills.

      I feel like jobs should help their employees with their communication skills because it reflects negatively on the company, but I can also understand how the companies should expect people to learn these skills from schooling. Although the STEM field is important I think companies should also be looking for people who majored in the arts because that creativity can boost productivity and profits.

    2. This is why a few people might read the same novel but each take some-thing different from it. That personal transaction with the text has affected how each reader creates meaning.

      I believe this sentence is important because she hints to how different students learn and experience life in our own way. People create meaning based of personal experiences are their opinions so it would be impossible for two students to read or write the same way, but they are taught that there is only one way to do things and that they can not be creative.

    3. When one writes, one is creating mean-ing by putting words and ideas together. When one reads, the same thing is happening.

      This part of the article is interesting because it directly opposes Carillo's title. Carillo wants to reach out to faculty to encourage them to continue teaching fundamental reading and writing skills because they are one in the same. If students are able to improve their reading skills then it would show on their writing abilities.

    4. The majority of research on reading in the field of composition was published over 20 years ago. As a result, those teaching introductory writing classes are, as Linda Adler-Kassner and Heidi Estrem note, seldom introduced to theories of teach-ing reading, so they do not feel equipped to make explicit reading instruction part of their teaching.

      It is always important to update your research because of the social and scientific changes that we learned and experienced throught the last 20 years. Newer information can help students stay up to date with whats happening in the modern world, and can help them contribute to these problems and conversations.

    5. but those same teachers frequently fail to assume respon-sibility for teaching students how to read.

      I never thought of myself as a good writer, and some of my english teachers would always blame me for that instead of helping me improve my writing abilities. They did not want to take responsibility for not teaching me so I did not learn how to write essays properly until recently.

    6. preparing students for the tests rather than developing prac-tices that would have helped students improve as readers and writ-ers. Standardized tests often rely on multiple-choice responses that neither allow for complexity of thought nor invite students to draw connections

      I can think back to class and remember the conversation we had about what made teachers good, where we discussed how schools were teaching students to memorize the information instead of learning it and it shows in this document. I was happy to learn about our professors grading system and how he shared the same sentiment as his students.