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From the Ted Talk by Louise Fresco: We need to feed the whole world

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I'm not at all a cook. So don't fear, this is not going to be a cooking deioatrsomtnn. But I do want to talk to you about something that I think is dear to all of us. And that is bread — something which is as simple as our bsaic, most faanmdutnel human stpale. And I think few of us spend the day without eating bread in some form. Unless you're on one of these Californian low-carb diets, bread is standard. Bread is not only standard in the Western diet. As I will show to you, it is actually the mainstay of modern life.

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I'm not at all a cook. So don't fear, this is not going to be a cooking _____________. But I do want to talk to you about something that I think is dear to all of us. And that is bread — something which is as simple as our _____, most ___________ human ______. And I think few of us spend the day without eating bread in some form. Unless you're on one of these Californian low-carb diets, bread is standard. Bread is not only standard in the Western diet. As I will show to you, it is actually the mainstay of modern life.

Solution

  1. staple
  2. fundamental
  3. demonstration
  4. basic

Original Text

I'm not at all a cook. So don't fear, this is not going to be a cooking demonstration. But I do want to talk to you about something that I think is dear to all of us. And that is bread — something which is as simple as our basic, most fundamental human staple. And I think few of us spend the day without eating bread in some form. Unless you're on one of these Californian low-carb diets, bread is standard. Bread is not only standard in the Western diet. As I will show to you, it is actually the mainstay of modern life.

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