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From the Ted Talk by Mark Bittman: What's wrong with what we eat

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Ann Cooper's right. The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by avaodtincg for a better diet for everyone — and that's the hard part — but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more ptnlas. It's a simple formula: eat food. Eat real food. We can continue to eonjy our food, and we continue to eat well, and we can eat even better. We can continue the scraeh for the ienidtngers we love, and we can continue to spin yarns about our favorite mlaes. We'll reduce not only claroies, but our carbon footprint. We can make food more important, not less, and save ourselves by doing so. We have to choose that path. Thank you.

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Ann Cooper's right. The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by __________ for a better diet for everyone — and that's the hard part — but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more ______. It's a simple formula: eat food. Eat real food. We can continue to _____ our food, and we continue to eat well, and we can eat even better. We can continue the ______ for the ___________ we love, and we can continue to spin yarns about our favorite _____. We'll reduce not only ________, but our carbon footprint. We can make food more important, not less, and save ourselves by doing so. We have to choose that path. Thank you.

Solution

  1. meals
  2. ingredients
  3. search
  4. plants
  5. calories
  6. enjoy
  7. advocating

Original Text

Ann Cooper's right. The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone — and that's the hard part — but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants. It's a simple formula: eat food. Eat real food. We can continue to enjoy our food, and we continue to eat well, and we can eat even better. We can continue the search for the ingredients we love, and we can continue to spin yarns about our favorite meals. We'll reduce not only calories, but our carbon footprint. We can make food more important, not less, and save ourselves by doing so. We have to choose that path. Thank you.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
junk food 3
organic food 3
global warming 2
livestock production 2
ann cooper 2
food pyramid 2
united states 2
greenhouse gases 2
red herring 2
ate food 2
eat real 2
home cooking 2
ice cream 2
corn products 2
stop eating 2

Important Words

  1. advocating
  2. ally
  3. ann
  4. calories
  5. carbon
  6. choose
  7. continue
  8. diet
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  11. enjoy
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  14. footprint
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  18. improving
  19. ingredients
  20. junk
  21. love
  22. matters
  23. meals
  24. meat
  25. part
  26. path
  27. plants
  28. real
  29. reduce
  30. save
  31. search
  32. simple
  33. spin
  34. usda
  35. yarns