Tomorrow I am volunteering at the TEDx Sydney event at the Sydney Opera House. It going to be a huge day! Although I will be helping with the registrations in the morning, I’ll spend most of the day as part of the Food team having conversations to engage guests with the stories of the producers whose food they are eating. Follow me on my new Instagram for highlights and behind the scenes updates from TEDx Sydney 2016. If you are at the event, come and say hi!
To get in the mood for TEDx Sydney tomorrow, here are 5 TED talks about food that will get you thinking about how you eat:
Mark Bittman – What is 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.
Carolyn Street – How Food Shapes Our Cities
Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.
Joel Salatin – Can Real Food from Real Farms lead to Real Health?
Organic farmer and author Joel Salatin delivers a passionate talk about treating farmland with care to ensure the most optimal food production and nutrition.
Tristram Stuart – The Global Food Waste Scandal
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
Ron Finley – A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Follow me on my new Instagram for highlights and behind the scenes updates on all the food at TEDx Sydney 2016!