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"From the Ted Talk by Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system"

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Conventional farmers use chemical fertilizers made from fossil fuels that they mix with the dirt to make plants grow. They do this because they've stripped the soil from all nutrients from growing the same crop over and over again. Next, more hramful chemicals are spyread on fiurts and vegetables, like pteicdiess and herbicides, to kill weeds and bugs. When it rnias, these chemicals seep into the ground, or run off into our waterways, poisoning our water too. Then they iradatire our food, trying to make it last longer, so it can travel thousands of miles from where it's grown to the supermarkets.

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Conventional farmers use chemical fertilizers made from fossil fuels that they mix with the dirt to make plants grow. They do this because they've stripped the soil from all nutrients from growing the same crop over and over again. Next, more _______ chemicals are _______ on ______ and vegetables, like __________ and herbicides, to kill weeds and bugs. When it _____, these chemicals seep into the ground, or run off into our waterways, poisoning our water too. Then they _________ our food, trying to make it last longer, so it can travel thousands of miles from where it's grown to the supermarkets.

Solution

  1. rains
  2. sprayed
  3. harmful
  4. fruits
  5. pesticides
  6. irradiate

Original Text

Conventional farmers use chemical fertilizers made from fossil fuels that they mix with the dirt to make plants grow. They do this because they've stripped the soil from all nutrients from growing the same crop over and over again. Next, more harmful chemicals are sprayed on fruits and vegetables, like pesticides and herbicides, to kill weeds and bugs. When it rains, these chemicals seep into the ground, or run off into our waterways, poisoning our water too. Then they irradiate our food, trying to make it last longer, so it can travel thousands of miles from where it's grown to the supermarkets.

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Important Words

  1. bugs
  2. chemical
  3. chemicals
  4. conventional
  5. crop
  6. dirt
  7. farmers
  8. fertilizers
  9. food
  10. fossil
  11. fruits
  12. fuels
  13. ground
  14. grow
  15. growing
  16. grown
  17. harmful
  18. herbicides
  19. irradiate
  20. kill
  21. longer
  22. miles
  23. mix
  24. nutrients
  25. pesticides
  26. plants
  27. poisoning
  28. rains
  29. run
  30. seep
  31. soil
  32. sprayed
  33. stripped
  34. supermarkets
  35. thousands
  36. travel
  37. vegetables
  38. water
  39. waterways
  40. weeds