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

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No. orpoonuemstvcin of amlanis, and of course, junk food, is the problem, along with our paltry consumption of plants. Now, there's no time to get into the benefits of eating ptlans here, but the eecndive is that plants — and I want to make this claer — it's not the ingredients in plants, it's the plants. It's not the beta-carotene, it's the crraot. The evidence is very clear that plants promote health. This evidence is overwhelming at this pinot. You eat more plants, you eat less other sfutf, you live longer. Not bad. But back to animals and junk food. What do they have in common? One: we don't need either of them for health. We don't need animal products, and we certainly don't need white bread or Coke. Two: both have been marketed heavily, creating unnatural demand. We're not born craving Whoppers or Skittles. Three: their production has been supported by government aecigens at the expense of a more health- and Earth-friendly diet.

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No. _______________ of _______, and of course, junk food, is the problem, along with our paltry consumption of plants. Now, there's no time to get into the benefits of eating ______ here, but the ________ is that plants — and I want to make this _____ — it's not the ingredients in plants, it's the plants. It's not the beta-carotene, it's the ______. The evidence is very clear that plants promote health. This evidence is overwhelming at this _____. You eat more plants, you eat less other _____, you live longer. Not bad. But back to animals and junk food. What do they have in common? One: we don't need either of them for health. We don't need animal products, and we certainly don't need white bread or Coke. Two: both have been marketed heavily, creating unnatural demand. We're not born craving Whoppers or Skittles. Three: their production has been supported by government ________ at the expense of a more health- and Earth-friendly diet.

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  4. plants
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  6. carrot
  7. evidence
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  9. overconsumption

Original Text

No. Overconsumption of animals, and of course, junk food, is the problem, along with our paltry consumption of plants. Now, there's no time to get into the benefits of eating plants here, but the evidence is that plants — and I want to make this clear — it's not the ingredients in plants, it's the plants. It's not the beta-carotene, it's the carrot. The evidence is very clear that plants promote health. This evidence is overwhelming at this point. You eat more plants, you eat less other stuff, you live longer. Not bad. But back to animals and junk food. What do they have in common? One: we don't need either of them for health. We don't need animal products, and we certainly don't need white bread or Coke. Two: both have been marketed heavily, creating unnatural demand. We're not born craving Whoppers or Skittles. Three: their production has been supported by government agencies at the expense of a more health- and Earth-friendly diet.

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organic food 4
food pyramid 3
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