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From the Ted Talk "Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure"

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Last year we killed a project in automated vertical farming. This is some of the lettuce that we grew. One in nine people in the world suffers from undernourishment. So this is a moonshot that needs to happen. Vertical farming uses 10 times less water and a hundred times less ____ than ____________ farming. And because you can grow the food close to where it's ________, you don't have to _________ it large distances. We made progress in a lot of the areas like _________ harvesting and _________ lighting. But unfortunately, we couldn't get staple crops like grains and rice to grow this way. So we killed the project.

Solution

  1. conventional
  2. land
  3. efficient
  4. consumed
  5. automated
  6. transport

Original Text

Last year we killed a project in automated vertical farming. This is some of the lettuce that we grew. One in nine people in the world suffers from undernourishment. So this is a moonshot that needs to happen. Vertical farming uses 10 times less water and a hundred times less land than conventional farming. And because you can grow the food close to where it's consumed, you don't have to transport it large distances. We made progress in a lot of the areas like automated harvesting and efficient lighting. But unfortunately, we couldn't get staple crops like grains and rice to grow this way. So we killed the project.

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