Lesson: DON’T EAT THAT! (C1)

7. Vocabulary Practice and Reading

a. – b. Here is the second part of the text. Read it and follow the instructions.

c. Which story or stories (1-4) contain references to…

  • (i) criminality?
  • (ii) deception?
  • (iii) mistakes made by the authorities leading to avoidable deaths?
  • (iv) authorities in various countries passing the buck?
  • (v) authorities in different countries working together to solve a crisis?
  • (vi) serious economic problems for farmers or growers?

d. What question is posed at the end of the 4th story, and how would you answer it?

Answers: here.


Acknowledgements

The main photo is from Pixabay, via Pexels and shows ingredients that are probably totally safe!

The texts in parts 6 and 7 were informed by this background reading:

https://thebadgeronline.com/2022/02/antifreeze-wine-the-scandal-that-destroyed-an-industry/

https://www.thewinestalker.net/2015/04/austria.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_diethylene_glycol_wine_scandal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diethylene_glycol

https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/1040/mad-cow-disease/timeline-mad-cow-disease-outbreaks

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2118418-many-more-people-could-still-die-from-mad-cow-disease-in-the-uk/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_BSE_outbreak

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1123598/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_parody

https://dhmo.org/facts.html

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