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From the Ted Talk by Amanda Little: Climate change is becoming a problem you can taste

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In the months after the pohtos were published, the crisis got wsroe. Billions of pounds of petooats and other fresh produce were chucked by American farmers. At the same time, food banks all over the country were reporting demand increases and 40 percent were facing critical shortfalls. Outside the US, especially in the mddlie East and throughout Southeastern Africa, COVID-19 was paralyzing food systems that were already vleuablrne. Oxfam has predicted that by the end of 2020 12,000 people per day could die of hunger related to COVID. That's more than the highest daliy maottilry rate recorded so far.

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In the months after the ______ were published, the crisis got _____. Billions of pounds of ________ and other fresh produce were chucked by American farmers. At the same time, food banks all over the country were reporting demand increases and 40 percent were facing critical shortfalls. Outside the US, especially in the ______ East and throughout Southeastern Africa, COVID-19 was paralyzing food systems that were already __________. Oxfam has predicted that by the end of 2020 12,000 people per day could die of hunger related to COVID. That's more than the highest _____ _________ rate recorded so far.

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  1. mortality
  2. worse
  3. photos
  4. daily
  5. potatoes
  6. middle
  7. vulnerable

Original Text

In the months after the photos were published, the crisis got worse. Billions of pounds of potatoes and other fresh produce were chucked by American farmers. At the same time, food banks all over the country were reporting demand increases and 40 percent were facing critical shortfalls. Outside the US, especially in the Middle East and throughout Southeastern Africa, COVID-19 was paralyzing food systems that were already vulnerable. Oxfam has predicted that by the end of 2020 12,000 people per day could die of hunger related to COVID. That's more than the highest daily mortality rate recorded so far.

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