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"From the Ted Talk by Matilda Ho: The future of good food in China"

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When life took me to Shanghai seven years ago, the mindful patience I learned became almost impossible to pcircate. In China, where everyone and everything is in a hurry, you need to outperform over 1.3 billion other people to bluid a better life. You hack the system, bend the rules, circumvent the boundaries. It is the same when it comes to food ... except that when it comes to food, impatience can have dire consequences. In the haste to grow more, sell more, 4,000 years of agriculture in a country of rich natural resources is spoiled by the overuse of ceclihmas and pesticides. In 2016, the Chinese gernmevnot revealed half a mlloiin food safety violations in just nine months. araimlgnly, one in every four diabetics in the world now comes from China. The stories around food are sacry and somewhat overwhelming, and I told myself it's time to bring a mindful pniacete into the iainctempe.

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When life took me to Shanghai seven years ago, the mindful patience I learned became almost impossible to ________. In China, where everyone and everything is in a hurry, you need to outperform over 1.3 billion other people to _____ a better life. You hack the system, bend the rules, circumvent the boundaries. It is the same when it comes to food ... except that when it comes to food, impatience can have dire consequences. In the haste to grow more, sell more, 4,000 years of agriculture in a country of rich natural resources is spoiled by the overuse of _________ and pesticides. In 2016, the Chinese __________ revealed half a _______ food safety violations in just nine months. __________, one in every four diabetics in the world now comes from China. The stories around food are _____ and somewhat overwhelming, and I told myself it's time to bring a mindful ________ into the __________.

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  1. scary
  2. build
  3. chemicals
  4. practice
  5. patience
  6. million
  7. impatience
  8. government
  9. alarmingly

Original Text

When life took me to Shanghai seven years ago, the mindful patience I learned became almost impossible to practice. In China, where everyone and everything is in a hurry, you need to outperform over 1.3 billion other people to build a better life. You hack the system, bend the rules, circumvent the boundaries. It is the same when it comes to food ... except that when it comes to food, impatience can have dire consequences. In the haste to grow more, sell more, 4,000 years of agriculture in a country of rich natural resources is spoiled by the overuse of chemicals and pesticides. In 2016, the Chinese government revealed half a million food safety violations in just nine months. Alarmingly, one in every four diabetics in the world now comes from China. The stories around food are scary and somewhat overwhelming, and I told myself it's time to bring a mindful patience into the impatience.

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