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Bugs for Dinner

People in the United States eat a lot of meat. There are downsides to this, including health issues and the environmental impact of raising cattle. So, alternative meat companies are starting to take a bigger piece of the protein market. For example, one company creates soy-based food that mimics meat. Another grows shelves of crickets for people to eat. Although these protein alternatives are cheaper and environmentally friendly, there is a bit of research to be done before they taste like meat. Listen to learn more about the business of producing meat alternatives.

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Story Length: 4:22

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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