Read the passage.

excerpt from "a cooking revolution: how clean energy and cookstoves are saving lives" by chef josé andrés, june 7, 2016

cooking: it's a simple act that has brought families around the world together for thousands and thousands of years.

as a chef, i can think of few things more beautiful than that. however, i also know how deadly such a simple act can be , not only to our health, but to our environment.

think about it: for americans, turning on the stove means simply turning a knob or switch. for people living in developing countries, particularly women and children, it means hours of collecting fuels like firewood, dung, or coal to burn in a rudimentary, smoky cookstove or over an open fire. the result is a constant source of toxic smoke that families breathe in daily, causing diseases like child pneumonia, heart disease, and lung cancer , not to mention taking a child away from her education.

in fact, diseases caused by smoke from open fires and stoves claim 4.3 million lives every year. that's more than aids, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

and the environment suffers, too. when people collect wood every day from their local forests to create charcoal or fuel for wood-burning stoves, it creates an unsustainable pace of deforestation that leads to mudslides, loss of watershed, and other environmental consequences. these stoves also contribute up to 25 percent of black carbon emissions, a pollutant that contributes directly to climate change.

you see, from what we cook to how we cook, our food connects with our lives on so many levels. that's why having access to better technology and clean energy for cooking is as equally important as the ingredients in the food being prepared.

it's also why i'm proud to support an effort to bring clean cookstoves and fuels to millions of people in developing countries.

together with the united nations, the u. s. government, and partners around the world, the global alliance for clean cookstoves focuses on working with local communities and organizations to develop a market for cookstoves and fuels that significantly reduce emissions, cook more efficiently, and fit with local customs and culture. .

the obama administration's investment goes a long way toward achieving our goal of bringing access to clean cookstoves and fuels to 100 million households in places like china, guatemala, kenya, and india by 2020.

just last month, india's prime minister narendra modi announced his plan to connect 50 million indian families to clean cooking gas over the next three years. this is an important step being taken at an unprecedented scale, and it could protect the lives of millions, while also improving india's environment.

that's powerful, people! mothers can be healthier. young girls have more time to go to school. forests grow again. people can feed themselves without risking their lives to cook a meal.

that's what we can accomplish by providing clean cookstoves and fuels. and that's a simple act that can change the world for years and years to come.

what is the author's purpose for writing this article?

to introduce india's plan for clean cooking gas

to compare the effects of cooking in the united states to poorer parts of the world

to encourage investment in developing safer cookstoves and fuels

what is the author's purpose for writing this article?

a to introduce india's plan for clean cooking gas

b to compare the effects of cooking in the united states to poorer parts of the world

c to encourage investment in developing safer cookstoves and fuels

d to show the impact of cooking on the environment


I believe it's B bcuz yadayadayda you get the point

Based on the given question, the best answer for this would be:


This paragraph makes a point that contrasts with the point of the previous two paragraphs.


Since the paragraph explains the good side of why cookstoves were invented, the author had described the environmental struggles as well other than the disease.

B. to provide an example of what one country is doing to address the problems introduced in the article


Chef Jose Andres is talking about how cooking over an open fire is dangerous. He mentions his involvement in the United Nation's effort to get safer cooking methods to people around the world. By mentioning the work of the UN and India's prime minister, he is showing what one country is doing to address the problem. He is not specifically trying to garner external support or funding for India's program. He is just informing people what is being done.

B & D


ASAP rocky



obama is the best president


I would contend that the right answer is the C) To garner external support and funding to expand India's program beyond the current plan.

Explanation: Just to elaborate a little on the answer, it can be added that since the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves focuses on making available cookstoves and fuels that are safe for humans and enviromentally-friendly, when Chef José Andrés, who acts as a spokesperson for that Alliance, describes India's plan of providing clean cooking gas as an "important step," he is persuading his audience to collaborate with his organization, so not only gas, but actual cookstoves, become desirable to, and can be acquired by, the population of that country.  

The author places this paragraph immediately after the two paragraphs about diseases because This paragraph makes a related but broader point about environmental harm rather than harm to individuals.


This excerpt talks about different kinds of harm. The concept is presented in the first paragraphs through the harm smoke causes on people and how this is one of the biggest causes of death among developing countries population, and as it hurts people and cause them death in many cases, it also kills the planet and the environment, the cooking procedure that is mention here destroys and damages as cancer not only for people but for the planet.

The correct answer to the question: What is the author´s purpose for writing this article, would be C: To encourage investement in developing safer cookstoves and fuels.


This article, written by Chef José Andrés, in 2016, shows not just the importance of cooking, but also its impact on social, and family, life, as well as the differences between the developed countries, who use clean and safe sources and tools for cooking, versus the less developed nations. Also, it portrays the efforts that have been made already by countries like India, and the importance that these measures have to improve the welfare of human health, especially on underdeveloped nations, and on the environment worldwide. By doing this, and showing that he himself, as a public figure, supports the efforts, and sees them as good, this chef is inviting more people to see the importance of them and support them through investement and further research and invention.

The answer would be C, to encourage investment in developing safer cookstoves and fuels. The author repeatedly mentions how dangerous cooking can be in developing countries and the effects the gas and stoves used can have on the population. 

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