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From the Ted Talk by Noy Thrupkaew: Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works

Unscramble the Blue Letters

As I stood in that grocery store weeks later, I realized I had no idea of who to thank for this plenty, and no idea of how they were being treated. So, like the journalist I am, I started dnggiig into the agricultural sector. And I found there are too many fdiles, and too few labor iocpnrtess. I found multiple layers of pasuiblle deniability between grower and distributor and processor, and God knows who else. The Global hionrozs survivors had been brought to the States on a temporary guest worker program. That guest worker program ties a person's leagl status to his or her employer, and denies that worker the right to organize. Mind you, none of what I am describing about this agricultural sector or the gseut worker program is actually hamun tkifnircafg. It is merely what we find legally tolerable. And I would argue this is fertile ground for exploitation. And all of this had been hidden to me, before I had tried to understand it.

Open Cloze

As I stood in that grocery store weeks later, I realized I had no idea of who to thank for this plenty, and no idea of how they were being treated. So, like the journalist I am, I started _______ into the agricultural sector. And I found there are too many ______, and too few labor __________. I found multiple layers of _________ deniability between grower and distributor and processor, and God knows who else. The Global ________ survivors had been brought to the States on a temporary guest worker program. That guest worker program ties a person's _____ status to his or her employer, and denies that worker the right to organize. Mind you, none of what I am describing about this agricultural sector or the _____ worker program is actually _____ ___________. It is merely what we find legally tolerable. And I would argue this is fertile ground for exploitation. And all of this had been hidden to me, before I had tried to understand it.

Solution

  1. guest
  2. human
  3. horizons
  4. inspectors
  5. plausible
  6. fields
  7. digging
  8. trafficking
  9. legal

Original Text

As I stood in that grocery store weeks later, I realized I had no idea of who to thank for this plenty, and no idea of how they were being treated. So, like the journalist I am, I started digging into the agricultural sector. And I found there are too many fields, and too few labor inspectors. I found multiple layers of plausible deniability between grower and distributor and processor, and God knows who else. The Global Horizons survivors had been brought to the States on a temporary guest worker program. That guest worker program ties a person's legal status to his or her employer, and denies that worker the right to organize. Mind you, none of what I am describing about this agricultural sector or the guest worker program is actually human trafficking. It is merely what we find legally tolerable. And I would argue this is fertile ground for exploitation. And all of this had been hidden to me, before I had tried to understand it.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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sex trade 3
law enforcement 3
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fishing boats 2
criminal justice 2
justice system 2
labor trafficking 2
recruitment fees 2
horizons survivors 2
agricultural sector 2
supply chains 2
trafficking survivors 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
guest worker program 3
criminal justice system 2
global horizons survivors 2

Important Words

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