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From the Ted Talk by Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

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Let me put this all together for you. I don't know what it feels like to a bee to have a big, bloodsucking psatraie running around on it, and I don't know what it feels like to a bee to have a vuris, but I do know what it feels like when I have a virus, the flu, and I know how difficult it is for me to get to the grocery store to get good nttioiurn. But what if I lived in a food desert? And what if I had to travel a long distance to get to the grocery store, and I finally got my weak body out there and I cnomeusd, in my food, enough of a pesticide, a nteoiruxon, that I couldn't find my way home? And this is what we mean by multiple and interacting causes of dateh.

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Let me put this all together for you. I don't know what it feels like to a bee to have a big, bloodsucking ________ running around on it, and I don't know what it feels like to a bee to have a _____, but I do know what it feels like when I have a virus, the flu, and I know how difficult it is for me to get to the grocery store to get good _________. But what if I lived in a food desert? And what if I had to travel a long distance to get to the grocery store, and I finally got my weak body out there and I ________, in my food, enough of a pesticide, a __________, that I couldn't find my way home? And this is what we mean by multiple and interacting causes of _____.

Solution

  1. consumed
  2. virus
  3. death
  4. neurotoxin
  5. parasite
  6. nutrition

Original Text

Let me put this all together for you. I don't know what it feels like to a bee to have a big, bloodsucking parasite running around on it, and I don't know what it feels like to a bee to have a virus, but I do know what it feels like when I have a virus, the flu, and I know how difficult it is for me to get to the grocery store to get good nutrition. But what if I lived in a food desert? And what if I had to travel a long distance to get to the grocery store, and I finally got my weak body out there and I consumed, in my food, enough of a pesticide, a neurotoxin, that I couldn't find my way home? And this is what we mean by multiple and interacting causes of death.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
dysfunctional food system 2

Important Words

  1. bee
  2. big
  3. bloodsucking
  4. body
  5. consumed
  6. death
  7. desert
  8. difficult
  9. distance
  10. feels
  11. finally
  12. find
  13. flu
  14. food
  15. good
  16. grocery
  17. home
  18. interacting
  19. lived
  20. long
  21. multiple
  22. neurotoxin
  23. nutrition
  24. parasite
  25. pesticide
  26. put
  27. running
  28. store
  29. travel
  30. virus
  31. weak