- scarce /skairs/
- saline /SEY-leen/
- biofuel /BAHY-oh-fyoo-uhl/
- consulting /kuhn-SUHL-ting/
- adoption /uh-DOP-shuhn/
[adjective] – not easy to find or get
Medical supplies have been growing scarce for the past six months.
[adjective] – containing or consisting of salt
Normal saline should be used to restore any fluid losses.
[noun] – a fuel that is made from living things or their waste and is less harmful to the environment than other types of fuel
The most promising technologies include biofuels and wind energy.
[noun] – the activity or business of giving expert advice about a particular subject
The city government enlisted the help of a consulting firm to evaluate the candidates’ communication abilities.
[noun] – the process of starting to use a new product or service
It will take a while for the computer company to increase its market adoption.
With overall food consumption anticipated to increase by 59 to 98 percent by 2050, ICBA’s work is part of a global push to identify alternative ways to produce food. However, Joshua Katz, partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, believes that more than one system would be required in the future to maintain food security due to rising temperatures and catastrophic weather occurrences. The ICBA now produces approximately 200 kilograms of quinoa and 500 kilograms of salicornia for research and seeding, as well as collaborating with a food firm in Dubai to develop salicornia-based food products to increase market adoption.
- Has your country experienced a food shortage due to extreme weather conditions? Please tell me more about it.
- How can the rising temperatures affect farmers?
- If your country suffered from high temperatures, do you think the government would produce saline superfoods? Why or why not?
- Do you agree with Joshua Katz’s belief?
- What are some of the alternative ways to produce food?
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