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"From the Ted Talk by Caleb Harper: This computer will grow your food in the future"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

How is this apple food crisis? You've all eaten an apple in the last week, I'm sure. How old do you think it was from when it was pkiecd? Two weeks? Two months? Eleven months — the average age of an apple in a gcreory store in the United States. And I don't ecpext it to be much different in erpuoe or anywhere else in the world. We pick them, we put them in cold storage, we gas the cold storage — there's actually documented proof of workers trying to go into these envmiernnots to retrieve an aplpe, and dying, because the atmosphere that they slow down the process of the apple with is also toxic to humans.

Open Cloze

How is this apple food crisis? You've all eaten an apple in the last week, I'm sure. How old do you think it was from when it was ______? Two weeks? Two months? Eleven months — the average age of an apple in a _______ store in the United States. And I don't ______ it to be much different in ______ or anywhere else in the world. We pick them, we put them in cold storage, we gas the cold storage — there's actually documented proof of workers trying to go into these ____________ to retrieve an _____, and dying, because the atmosphere that they slow down the process of the apple with is also toxic to humans.

Solution

  1. europe
  2. grocery
  3. apple
  4. environments
  5. expect
  6. picked

Original Text

How is this apple food crisis? You've all eaten an apple in the last week, I'm sure. How old do you think it was from when it was picked? Two weeks? Two months? Eleven months — the average age of an apple in a grocery store in the United States. And I don't expect it to be much different in Europe or anywhere else in the world. We pick them, we put them in cold storage, we gas the cold storage — there's actually documented proof of workers trying to go into these environments to retrieve an apple, and dying, because the atmosphere that they slow down the process of the apple with is also toxic to humans.

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Important Words

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  34. world