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From the Ted Talk by Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

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This isn't one of those rare diseases that we don't have the suotloin for. We know how to fix hunger. A hundred years ago, we didn't. We actually have the technology and systems. And I was just srtcuk that this is out of place. At our time in history, these iaegms are out of place. Well guess what? This is last week in northern Kenya. Yet again, the face of starvation at large salce with more than nine miloiln people wondering if they can make it to the next day. In fact, what we know now is that every 10 seconds we lose a child to hunger. This is more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. And we know that the isuse is not just production of food.

Open Cloze

This isn't one of those rare diseases that we don't have the ________ for. We know how to fix hunger. A hundred years ago, we didn't. We actually have the technology and systems. And I was just ______ that this is out of place. At our time in history, these ______ are out of place. Well guess what? This is last week in northern Kenya. Yet again, the face of starvation at large _____ with more than nine _______ people wondering if they can make it to the next day. In fact, what we know now is that every 10 seconds we lose a child to hunger. This is more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. And we know that the _____ is not just production of food.

Solution

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Original Text

This isn't one of those rare diseases that we don't have the solution for. We know how to fix hunger. A hundred years ago, we didn't. We actually have the technology and systems. And I was just struck that this is out of place. At our time in history, these images are out of place. Well guess what? This is last week in northern Kenya. Yet again, the face of starvation at large scale with more than nine million people wondering if they can make it to the next day. In fact, what we know now is that every 10 seconds we lose a child to hunger. This is more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. And we know that the issue is not just production of food.

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