I'm loving this new style of doing the video, and then then the transcriptions. So here we go again, with Food this time. Watch the video above, maybe try and write down what you hear, and check tomorrow against the transcription.
You of course have the Food Word list and Food Word list YouTube to help you along.
Enjoy, and check back tomorrow.
And here it is. The transcript, with the links to the articles.
Good morning. I hope you like what I did yesterday with the transcription after, that way I can just talk and not worry about reading and I can talk more natural.
Beautiful day outside. You can see the glare on my face from the sun off the snow.
Today we're going to talk about food.
First up, did you know that in India each year, 230 million people go hungry. Maybe you
knew that. Did you know that in Bengaluru, which is a town in India, 943 tonnes of good
food a year is wasted at wedding receptions alone. So you can see, yeah. A very smart
guy has set up something on the internet to get the food from these weddings, and get it to the starving people. So that's great because then you'll have a lot more people with
food in their bellies. Interesting story, have a read.
Next story is a story about trends next year in food. It's from Chicago and it's from a business side of the argument. Last year they had higher costs, they had more delivery services, and they went on about McDonald's losing market share because people want customised, healthier meals even if they cost more. Much the same in Japan I think.
Next year what's happening? They've divided it into three parts: Part 1 - Making, Part 2 -
Selling, Part 3 - Serving.
Making - it's going to be about health and wellness. People are caring more about their
food and what's in it. Selling - we're using our mobiles to buy food a lot more, and we're
using our mobiles to find cheaper prices, match prices. So companies are going to have to be more competitive, which is good. And a lot more delivery - food delivered at home/
food to make and restaurants. Serving - mobile ordering. What I'm talking about there is
I'm on the train on my way into Sapporo and I send my order through to Starbucks at
Sapporo Station and when I get there my coffee's ready. Mobile ordering - I can see the
use of that.
Another very interesting thing they were talking about was surge pricing. So, popular
restaurant, popular time - price higher. Less popular time - price lower to try and spread out the demand.
Last story of the day - could you eat for a week on ￥4485? This story is from Calgary, in
Canada. The Canadian dollar amount is $44.88. Young fella got reading a National
Geographic. Read about all the starving kids. Decided to do something so they found out
that $44.88 is how much it would cost a single mother with on child for groceries for a
So this young kid and his mum, they did this experiment. They had mainly canned
mushroom soup, rice, chicken thighs, cauliflower, cantaloupe
(メロン), spaghetti, ground beef, and a free chockie from the optometrist.
Thanks for listening. Transcription for this will be up tomorrow. You have a good day. I'm going to shovel snow. Bye.