24 Food-Related Ted Talks Worth Watching

The creative minds behind foodtank, the food think tank, have assembled a list of the 24 best TED Talks that will help save the food system.

  • Ann Cooper, the "renegade lunch lady," wants us to get angry about what kids eat at school. Watch her TED Talk, "Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children."
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Reposted with permission from foodtank.

TED is a non-profit devoted to "ideas worth spreading" and you can find literally thousands of free — inspiring and awesome — talks from experts and innovators around the world. We've decided to highlight 24 TED talks specifically around food issues that we found compelling and worth sharing.

Please check out and watch as many of these as you can. And, most importantly, forward this email to 24 friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers who might be open to watching a few of these insightful talks--and learning more about the food system. Also, we've posted this list on the Food Tank website and invite you to share it with friends via the web and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, or Pinterest.

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 

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