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"From the Ted Talk by Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now"

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One of my motrnes in life was Norman Borlaug, my hero. But today I'm going to talk about access to food, because actually this year and last year and during the 2008 food crisis, there was enough food on Earth for everyone to have 2,700 kilocalories. So why is it that we have a billion people who can't find food? And I also want to talk about what I call our new burden of kwldgonee. In 2008, Lancet compiled all the research and put forward the compelling enivedce that if a child in its first tahnuosd days — from conception to two years old — does not have aatequde nutrition, the damage is irreversible. Their brains and boieds will be stunted. And here you see a bairn scan of two children — one who had adequate nutrition, another, neglected and who was deeply malnourished. And we can see brain volmues up to 40 percent less in these children. And in this slide you see the neurons and the synapses of the brain don't form. And what we know now is this has huge icmpat on economies, which I'll talk about later. But also the earning potential of these children is cut in half in their lfetiime due to the stunting that happens in elray years.

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One of my _______ in life was Norman Borlaug, my hero. But today I'm going to talk about access to food, because actually this year and last year and during the 2008 food crisis, there was enough food on Earth for everyone to have 2,700 kilocalories. So why is it that we have a billion people who can't find food? And I also want to talk about what I call our new burden of _________. In 2008, Lancet compiled all the research and put forward the compelling ________ that if a child in its first ________ days — from conception to two years old — does not have ________ nutrition, the damage is irreversible. Their brains and ______ will be stunted. And here you see a _____ scan of two children — one who had adequate nutrition, another, neglected and who was deeply malnourished. And we can see brain _______ up to 40 percent less in these children. And in this slide you see the neurons and the synapses of the brain don't form. And what we know now is this has huge ______ on economies, which I'll talk about later. But also the earning potential of these children is cut in half in their ________ due to the stunting that happens in _____ years.

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One of my mentors in life was Norman Borlaug, my hero. But today I'm going to talk about access to food, because actually this year and last year and during the 2008 food crisis, there was enough food on Earth for everyone to have 2,700 kilocalories. So why is it that we have a billion people who can't find food? And I also want to talk about what I call our new burden of knowledge. In 2008, Lancet compiled all the research and put forward the compelling evidence that if a child in its first thousand days — from conception to two years old — does not have adequate nutrition, the damage is irreversible. Their brains and bodies will be stunted. And here you see a brain scan of two children — one who had adequate nutrition, another, neglected and who was deeply malnourished. And we can see brain volumes up to 40 percent less in these children. And in this slide you see the neurons and the synapses of the brain don't form. And what we know now is this has huge impact on economies, which I'll talk about later. But also the earning potential of these children is cut in half in their lifetime due to the stunting that happens in early years.

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