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老托福听力PartC精选第31期(英文原文+音频)

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  Current studies show that what goes on labels is an important consideration for manufacturers, since more than seventy percent of shoppers read food labels when considering whether to buy a product. A recent controversy as to whether labels on prepared foods should educate or merely inform the consumer is over, and a consumer group got its way. The group had maintained that product labels should do more than simply list how many grams of nutrients a food contains. Their contention was that labels should also list the percentage of a day's total nutrients that the product will supply to the consumer, because this information is essential in planning a healthy diet. A government agency disagreed strongly, favoring a label that merely informs the consumer, in other words, a label that only lists the contents of the products. The agency maintained that consumers could decide for themselves if the food is nutritious and is meeting their daily needs. The consumer group, in supporting its case, had cited a survey in which shoppers were shown a food label, and were then asked if they would need more or less of a certain nutrient after eating a serving of this product. The shoppers weren't able to answer the questions easily when they were not given a specific percentage. This study, and others helped get the new regulation passed, and now food products must have the more detailed labels.

  【生词摘录】

  1. label: n. [C]a piece of paper or other material that is stuck onto something and gives information about it 标签,标记

  2. consideration: n. [U]formal careful thought and attention【正式】斟酌,考虑

  3. manufacturer: n. [C]a company or industry that makes large quantities of goods 制造商;制造公司,制造厂

  4. gram: n. [C]the basic unit for measuring weight in the metric system 克(公制基本重量单位)

  5. nutrient: n. [C]a chemical or food that provides what is needed for plants or animals to live and grow 养分;营养物,营养品

  6. contention: n. [U]formal argument and disagreement between people【正式】争论,争端;口角

  7. favor: v. to think that a plan, idea etc is better than other plans, ideas etc 赞同,支持(计划、想法等)

  8. maintain: v. to strongly express your belief that something is true 断言(某事)属实;坚持说„

  9. nutritious: adj. food that is nutritious is full of the natural substances that your body needs to stay healthy or to grow properly(食物)有营养的,滋养的,营养价值高的

  10. cite: v. to mention something as an example, especially one that supports, proves, or explains an idea or situation (尤指为支持、证明或解释一种观点或情况而)引证,援引

  11. regulation: n. an official rule or order 规则;条例;法令

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