5 Ted Talks That Will Change The Way You Think About Food

Nuggets of Nutrition wisdom for all

Sep 28, 2017
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TED talks are the ultimate channels to learn about everything from AI to the food industry in 20 minutes or less. The nonprofit, which educates and entertains its viewers for free, has dozens of talks on food-related topics from thousands of passionate innovators and experts from around the world. These five talks on food are not only super engaging, they’re also thought-provoking. Check out these Ted Talks that may change the way you view what’s on your plate.

1. JAMIE OLIVER: TEACH EVERY CHILD ABOUT FOOD

World renowned celebrity chef Jamie Oliver delivers a powerful talk on his anti-obesity initiative in Huntington, West Virginia and the crazy amounts of sugar we consume. Oliver’s talk sparks a debate on how much we know about food and the importance of educating ourselves on what we put into our bodies.

2. MICHAEL POLLAN: A PLANT'S-EYE VIEW

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma asks viewers to consider viewing the world from a different perspective, a plant’s perspective. His talk explains the political, environmental, and economic implications of food and how it affects our health.

3. GRAHAM HILL: WHY I'M A WEEKDAY VEGETARIAN

Hill stands by the research; Vegetarianism is better for your health, the environment, and animals, however, for the carnivores out there, it can be a difficult lifestyle change. Instead of changing your entire diet completely, Hill suggests we all become weekday vegetarians.

4. DAN BUETTNER: HOW TO LIVE TO BE 100+

Ever heard of Blue Zones? National Geographic writer, and founder of the Quest Network, Dan Buettner and his team have spent years studying communities where the elders live to ripe old ages. He shares 9 lifestyle and diet habits that could help you reach the centennial milestone.

5. BRITTA RILEY: A GARDEN IN MY APARTMENT

When Urban farm designer and builder Britta Riley decided she wanted to grow her own food in her compact apartment, she enlisted her friends to create a garden using recycled plastic bottles. After several trials and errors, they developed a fully functioning (and delicious!) system.

REBECCA WOJNO, CONTRIBUTOR
Rebecca is passionate about reading, cooking, and learning about people doing good in the world. She especially loves writing about wellness, personal growth, and relationships.

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