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From the Ted Talk by George Monbiot: Can we feed ourselves without devouring the planet?

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Amazingly, this pcaanke tasted just like a pancake. Rich and mellow and filling. But this isn't just about making pancakes. These flours, which have a protein content of about 65 pnceret, could form the basis of much better alternatives -- cheaper alternatives, healthier alternatives -- to the animal products and some of the plants, like soy and coconut and oil palm, that we currently eat. In fact, they could trigger a whole new ciuisne, a sifht as profound as the neolithic revolution. Most importantly, they require just a tiny fraction of the land and a tiny anoumt of the water and fertilizer needed to rsaie either crops or ainalms. And this is why I see precision fermentation as perhaps the most important emntrvonineal technology ever developed. It could be all that stands between us and environmental collapse.

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Amazingly, this _______ tasted just like a pancake. Rich and mellow and filling. But this isn't just about making pancakes. These flours, which have a protein content of about 65 _______, could form the basis of much better alternatives -- cheaper alternatives, healthier alternatives -- to the animal products and some of the plants, like soy and coconut and oil palm, that we currently eat. In fact, they could trigger a whole new _______, a _____ as profound as the neolithic revolution. Most importantly, they require just a tiny fraction of the land and a tiny ______ of the water and fertilizer needed to _____ either crops or _______. And this is why I see precision fermentation as perhaps the most important _____________ technology ever developed. It could be all that stands between us and environmental collapse.

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Original Text

Amazingly, this pancake tasted just like a pancake. Rich and mellow and filling. But this isn't just about making pancakes. These flours, which have a protein content of about 65 percent, could form the basis of much better alternatives -- cheaper alternatives, healthier alternatives -- to the animal products and some of the plants, like soy and coconut and oil palm, that we currently eat. In fact, they could trigger a whole new cuisine, a shift as profound as the neolithic revolution. Most importantly, they require just a tiny fraction of the land and a tiny amount of the water and fertilizer needed to raise either crops or animals. And this is why I see precision fermentation as perhaps the most important environmental technology ever developed. It could be all that stands between us and environmental collapse.

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