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"From the Ted Talk by Su Kahumbu: How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time"

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Protein is one of our most important ditaery requirements, and evidence shows that lack of essential amino acids, the bdilnuig blocks of proteins, in young children's diets, can result in stunting. Essential amino acids are called essential because we can't synthesize them in our biodes. We have to get them from our foods and the best sources are animal-derived: milk, meat and eggs. Most prieotn consumed on the African cntnneoit is crop-based. And although we have millions of slahdlmoler frmears rearing animals, livestock production is not as easy as we think. The big livestock gaps between rich countries and poor countries are due to poor animal health. emidenc livestock diseases, some of them trsnlssbmiiae to humans, threaten not only livestock producers in those poor countries, but all human health across all cneuiotrs.

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Protein is one of our most important _______ requirements, and evidence shows that lack of essential amino acids, the ________ blocks of proteins, in young children's diets, can result in stunting. Essential amino acids are called essential because we can't synthesize them in our ______. We have to get them from our foods and the best sources are animal-derived: milk, meat and eggs. Most _______ consumed on the African _________ is crop-based. And although we have millions of ___________ _______ rearing animals, livestock production is not as easy as we think. The big livestock gaps between rich countries and poor countries are due to poor animal health. _______ livestock diseases, some of them _____________ to humans, threaten not only livestock producers in those poor countries, but all human health across all _________.

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Original Text

Protein is one of our most important dietary requirements, and evidence shows that lack of essential amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, in young children's diets, can result in stunting. Essential amino acids are called essential because we can't synthesize them in our bodies. We have to get them from our foods and the best sources are animal-derived: milk, meat and eggs. Most protein consumed on the African continent is crop-based. And although we have millions of smallholder farmers rearing animals, livestock production is not as easy as we think. The big livestock gaps between rich countries and poor countries are due to poor animal health. Endemic livestock diseases, some of them transmissible to humans, threaten not only livestock producers in those poor countries, but all human health across all countries.

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