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From the Ted Talk by Aparna Pallavi: What foods did your ancestors love?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So how do we undo this trend? How do we reclaim our beautiful and cemlpox systems of natural food, food given to us lovingly by Mother Earth according to her own rhythm, food prepared by our ftroeeomhrs with joy and are eaten by our forefathers with gratitude, food that is healthy, local, natural, veirad, delicious, not requiring cultivation, not damaging our ecology, not costing a thing? We all need this food, and I don't think I have to tell you why. I don't have to tell you about the glbaol heltah crisis, cltamie change, water crisis, soil ftguiae, collapsing agricultural systems, all that. But for me, elaluqy important reasons why we need these fdoos are the deeply felt ones, because food is so many things, you see. Food is nourishment, comfort, creativity, community, pleasure, safety, identity and so much more.

Open Cloze

So how do we undo this trend? How do we reclaim our beautiful and _______ systems of natural food, food given to us lovingly by Mother Earth according to her own rhythm, food prepared by our ___________ with joy and are eaten by our forefathers with gratitude, food that is healthy, local, natural, ______, delicious, not requiring cultivation, not damaging our ecology, not costing a thing? We all need this food, and I don't think I have to tell you why. I don't have to tell you about the ______ ______ crisis, _______ change, water crisis, soil _______, collapsing agricultural systems, all that. But for me, _______ important reasons why we need these _____ are the deeply felt ones, because food is so many things, you see. Food is nourishment, comfort, creativity, community, pleasure, safety, identity and so much more.

Solution

  1. climate
  2. equally
  3. complex
  4. foremothers
  5. fatigue
  6. health
  7. varied
  8. foods
  9. global

Original Text

So how do we undo this trend? How do we reclaim our beautiful and complex systems of natural food, food given to us lovingly by Mother Earth according to her own rhythm, food prepared by our foremothers with joy and are eaten by our forefathers with gratitude, food that is healthy, local, natural, varied, delicious, not requiring cultivation, not damaging our ecology, not costing a thing? We all need this food, and I don't think I have to tell you why. I don't have to tell you about the global health crisis, climate change, water crisis, soil fatigue, collapsing agricultural systems, all that. But for me, equally important reasons why we need these foods are the deeply felt ones, because food is so many things, you see. Food is nourishment, comfort, creativity, community, pleasure, safety, identity and so much more.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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indigenous people 4
mother earth 2

Important Words

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  2. beautiful
  3. change
  4. climate
  5. collapsing
  6. comfort
  7. community
  8. complex
  9. costing
  10. creativity
  11. crisis
  12. cultivation
  13. damaging
  14. deeply
  15. delicious
  16. earth
  17. eaten
  18. ecology
  19. equally
  20. fatigue
  21. felt
  22. food
  23. foods
  24. forefathers
  25. foremothers
  26. global
  27. gratitude
  28. health
  29. healthy
  30. identity
  31. important
  32. joy
  33. local
  34. lovingly
  35. mother
  36. natural
  37. nourishment
  38. pleasure
  39. prepared
  40. reasons
  41. reclaim
  42. requiring
  43. rhythm
  44. safety
  45. soil
  46. systems
  47. trend
  48. undo
  49. varied
  50. water