Sustainable Food Fortnight Quiz! Trivia

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Sustainable Food Fortnight Quiz! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten.   What is the major reason given for throwing food away?
    • A. 

      Cooked too much

    • B. 

      Didn't like it

    • C. 

      Didn't use it in time

  • 2. 
    Bangladesh is almost self-sufficient in rice production, although its growing city population is threatening this. Varieties of rice that are drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant, disease-resistant, and submergence-resistant are vital because of the effects of climate change in Bangladesh.   How much rice per person is consumed in Bangladesh?
    • A. 

      54 kilos

    • B. 

      197 kilos

    • C. 

      89 kilos

  • 3. 
    Almost 80% of world fish stocks are over exploited. Fish is a valuable source of protein and a key part of the diet of most nations.  In Bangladesh, fish play a vital role in the economy for employment, dietary protein supply and for foreign currency earning. What change has proved successful for fish farmers?
    • A. 

      Raising fish in flooded rice paddies

    • B. 

      Feeding fish more frequently

    • C. 

      Adding lime to the water

  • 4. 
    2016 is the is the international year of pulses. Pulses are an important food group, especially in the developing world, being nutritious, cheap and easy to cultivate.  They can also be stored for long periods without losing their nutritional value so have a low food wastage rate. Which of the following is NOT a pulse?
    • A. 

      Lentil

    • B. 

      Chickpea

    • C. 

      Soya bean

  • 5. 
    Food sustainability advice suggests that we reduce the proportion of meat in our diet and have at least one meat free day per week. Meat production is both energy and water intensive  so eating less meat is not only good for our health but good for the planet.  How many litres of water does it take to produce a kilogram of beef?
    • A. 

      27,800

    • B. 

      15,400

    • C. 

      1,845

  • 6. 
    Coffee is one of the most valuable commodities exported by developing countries. Unroasted coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.  Trade issues and the impact of coffee cultivation on the environment have created an expanding market for fair trade and organic coffee.Kopi Luwak is the world's most expensive coffee. It is special because
    • A. 

      It is grown at a higher altitude than any other coffee?

    • B. 

      It is harvested exclusively by monks?

    • C. 

      It is made from beans eaten and excreted by a wild cat?

  • 7. 
    Tomatoes are so versatile! Actually a fruit rather than a vegetable, they are grown across the world. They are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.   In which continent did tomatoes originate?
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      South America

  • 8. 
    One in nine people does not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. The second of the world's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2) aims to: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. Rural communities in Bangladesh, living along the banks of its mighty rivers, are on the front line of climate change. Each year flooding destroys homes and livelihoods and washes away agricultural land resulting in reduced yields and hunger. How many people are affected by flooding worldwide each year?
    • A. 

      40 million

    • B. 

      250 million

    • C. 

      1 billion