Posts Tagged ‘TED’

Religions and babies

Yet another excellent and entertaining talk by Gapminder‘s Hans Rosling on the influence of religion on fertility rates.



24 TED talks about the food system

The Food Tank just presented a very nice list of 24 TED talks about food related issues.

A list worth spreading:

1. Roger Thurow: The Hungry Farmer – My Moment of Great Disruption
Thurow, author of The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, explains the profound “disease of the soul” that hunger represents, and how empowering smallholder farmers can bring long-term sustainable health and hope to the people of Africa.

2. Mark Bittman: What’s Wrong with What We Eat
Bittman, a food writer for The New York Times, examines how individual actions–namely food choices–contribute to both the detriment of the climate and chronic diseases. He suggests that we eat meat in moderation because agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas pollution than transportation.

3. Anna Lappé: Marketing Food to Children
Lappe, author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, questions whether multibillion dollar corporations should be marketing unhealthy foods to impressionable children, especially considering the numerous food-related health issues that are increasingly common among young people.
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