Here are some TED talks bringing necessary attention to the eating habits and subsequent food production habits of our societies, touching food consumption history and trends, obesity, education and sustainable production.
If you strung all… the chickens, cows, pigs and lambs to the moon [killed a year for food], they’d go there and back 5 times… that’s just the United States. – Mark Bittman
We are all, now, being manipulated by corn. – Michael Pollan
I believe that the power of food has a primal place in our homes, that binds us to the best bits of life. – Jamie Oliver
My thing with school lunch is that it’s a social justice issue. – Ann Cooper
Mark Bittman on What’s wrong with what we eat
In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk.
Michael Pollen The Omnivore’s Next Dilemma
What if human consciousness isn’t the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn’s clever strategy game to rule the Earth? Author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant’s-eye view.
Jamie Oliver’s TED prize wish: Teach every child about food
Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
Ann Cooper talks school lunches
Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, “renegade lunch lady” Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school — local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.