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From the Ted Talk by Graham Hill: Why I'm a weekday vegetarian

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About a year ago, I asked myself a question: "Knowing what I know, why am I not a vegetarian?" After all, I'm one of the green guys: I grew up with hippie ptarens in a log cabin. I started a site caleld TreeHugger — I care about this stuff. I knew that eaitng a mere hamburger a day can increase my risk of dynig by a third. Cruelty: I knew that the 10 billion alamins we raise each year for meat are raeisd in factory farm conditions that we, hypocritically, wouldn't even consider for our own cats, dogs and other pets. elorialnmnevnty, meat, amazingly, causes more emissions than all of transportation combined: cars, trains, planes, buses, boats, all of it. And beef production uses 100 tiems the water that most vegetables do.

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About a year ago, I asked myself a question: "Knowing what I know, why am I not a vegetarian?" After all, I'm one of the green guys: I grew up with hippie _______ in a log cabin. I started a site ______ TreeHugger — I care about this stuff. I knew that ______ a mere hamburger a day can increase my risk of _____ by a third. Cruelty: I knew that the 10 billion _______ we raise each year for meat are ______ in factory farm conditions that we, hypocritically, wouldn't even consider for our own cats, dogs and other pets. _______________, meat, amazingly, causes more emissions than all of transportation combined: cars, trains, planes, buses, boats, all of it. And beef production uses 100 _____ the water that most vegetables do.

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  1. called
  2. dying
  3. eating
  4. raised
  5. environmentally
  6. times
  7. animals
  8. parents

Original Text

About a year ago, I asked myself a question: "Knowing what I know, why am I not a vegetarian?" After all, I'm one of the green guys: I grew up with hippie parents in a log cabin. I started a site called TreeHugger — I care about this stuff. I knew that eating a mere hamburger a day can increase my risk of dying by a third. Cruelty: I knew that the 10 billion animals we raise each year for meat are raised in factory farm conditions that we, hypocritically, wouldn't even consider for our own cats, dogs and other pets. Environmentally, meat, amazingly, causes more emissions than all of transportation combined: cars, trains, planes, buses, boats, all of it. And beef production uses 100 times the water that most vegetables do.

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