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From the Ted Talk by Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

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Now you may say, "Okay, so we're eating 500 gmras just by accident." We're even doing this on purpose. In a lot of food items that we have — I have only two imtes here on the sdlie — pink ciooeks or surimi sticks or, if you like, Campari — a lot of our food products that are of a red color are dyed with a naatrul dye. The smuiri sticks [of] caabmert, or is being sold as crab meat, is white fish that's being dyed with cochineal. Cochineal is a product of an insect that lives off these cacti. It's being produced in large amounts, 150 to 180 metric tons per year in the Canary Islands in Peru, and it's big bnssiues. One gram of caeihconl costs about 30 euros. One gram of gold is 30 euros. So it's a very precious thing that we're using to dye our foods.

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Now you may say, "Okay, so we're eating 500 _____ just by accident." We're even doing this on purpose. In a lot of food items that we have — I have only two _____ here on the _____ — pink _______ or surimi sticks or, if you like, Campari — a lot of our food products that are of a red color are dyed with a _______ dye. The ______ sticks [of] ________, or is being sold as crab meat, is white fish that's being dyed with cochineal. Cochineal is a product of an insect that lives off these cacti. It's being produced in large amounts, 150 to 180 metric tons per year in the Canary Islands in Peru, and it's big ________. One gram of _________ costs about 30 euros. One gram of gold is 30 euros. So it's a very precious thing that we're using to dye our foods.

Solution

  1. natural
  2. items
  3. cookies
  4. cochineal
  5. slide
  6. business
  7. grams
  8. crabmeat
  9. surimi

Original Text

Now you may say, "Okay, so we're eating 500 grams just by accident." We're even doing this on purpose. In a lot of food items that we have — I have only two items here on the slide — pink cookies or surimi sticks or, if you like, Campari — a lot of our food products that are of a red color are dyed with a natural dye. The surimi sticks [of] crabmeat, or is being sold as crab meat, is white fish that's being dyed with cochineal. Cochineal is a product of an insect that lives off these cacti. It's being produced in large amounts, 150 to 180 metric tons per year in the Canary Islands in Peru, and it's big business. One gram of cochineal costs about 30 euros. One gram of gold is 30 euros. So it's a very precious thing that we're using to dye our foods.

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