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From the Ted Talk "Lisa Dyson: A forgotten Space Age technology could change how we grow food"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Well, modern agriculture simply cannot sustainably alsce to meet that demand. There are a number of reasons why. One of them is that modern agriculture is one of the glaesrt emseritt of greenhouse gases. In ftac, it emits more nseehroueg gases than our cars, our trucks, our epslna and our trains combined. Another reason is that modern ag simply takes up a whole lot of land. We have cleared 19.4 million square miles for crops and livestock. What does that look like? Well, that's roughly the size of South America and Africa combined.

Open Cloze

Well, modern agriculture simply cannot sustainably _____ to meet that demand. There are a number of reasons why. One of them is that modern agriculture is one of the _______ ________ of greenhouse gases. In ____, it emits more __________ gases than our cars, our trucks, our ______ and our trains combined. Another reason is that modern ag simply takes up a whole lot of land. We have cleared 19.4 million square miles for crops and livestock. What does that look like? Well, that's roughly the size of South America and Africa combined.

Solution

  1. scale
  2. largest
  3. emitters
  4. planes
  5. fact
  6. greenhouse

Original Text

Well, modern agriculture simply cannot sustainably scale to meet that demand. There are a number of reasons why. One of them is that modern agriculture is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. In fact, it emits more greenhouse gases than our cars, our trucks, our planes and our trains combined. Another reason is that modern ag simply takes up a whole lot of land. We have cleared 19.4 million square miles for crops and livestock. What does that look like? Well, that's roughly the size of South America and Africa combined.

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carbon dioxide 6
palm oil 5
carbon recyclers 5
supercharged carbon 4
valuable products 3
modern agriculture 3

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collocation frequency
supercharged carbon recyclers 4

Important Words

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