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

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Hello. My name is Birke Baehr, and I'm 11 years old. I came here today to talk about what's wrong with our food system. First of all, I would like to say that I'm really amazed at how easily kids are led to believe all the minektrag and advertising on TV, at plbuic sohocls and pretty much everywhere else you look. It seems to me like corporations are always trying to get kids, like me, to get their parents to buy suftf that really isn't good for us or the planet. Little kids, especially, are attracted by colorful packaging and plastic toys. I must admit, I used to be one of them. I also used to think that all of our food came from these hppay, little farms where pigs rolled in mud and cows gezard on grass all day.

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Hello. My name is Birke Baehr, and I'm 11 years old. I came here today to talk about what's wrong with our food system. First of all, I would like to say that I'm really amazed at how easily kids are led to believe all the _________ and advertising on TV, at ______ _______ and pretty much everywhere else you look. It seems to me like corporations are always trying to get kids, like me, to get their parents to buy _____ that really isn't good for us or the planet. Little kids, especially, are attracted by colorful packaging and plastic toys. I must admit, I used to be one of them. I also used to think that all of our food came from these _____, little farms where pigs rolled in mud and cows ______ on grass all day.

Solution

  1. public
  2. stuff
  3. schools
  4. grazed
  5. happy
  6. marketing

Original Text

Hello. My name is Birke Baehr, and I'm 11 years old. I came here today to talk about what's wrong with our food system. First of all, I would like to say that I'm really amazed at how easily kids are led to believe all the marketing and advertising on TV, at public schools and pretty much everywhere else you look. It seems to me like corporations are always trying to get kids, like me, to get their parents to buy stuff that really isn't good for us or the planet. Little kids, especially, are attracted by colorful packaging and plastic toys. I must admit, I used to be one of them. I also used to think that all of our food came from these happy, little farms where pigs rolled in mud and cows grazed on grass all day.

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