You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our March edition — themed Death by Mouth — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Eva Laszlo-Herbert. Eva writes:
"For 22 years, food entering my mouth was produced, harvested, killed, pickled, cooked, steamed, preserved, chopped, smoked, potted and eaten within a radius of 100 kilometers. Moving to the 'free world' has scrambled my relationship with food – until illness forced me to go back to my roots – literally. So it is all about food and how to get fed and survive it, nevertheless."
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food
Jamie Oliver has built a worldwide media conglomerate of TV shows, books, cookware and magazines, all based on a formula of simple, unpretentious food that invites everyone to get busy in the kitchen. Now, Oliver is using his fame and charm to bring attention to the changes that Brits and Americans need to make in their lifestyles and diet.
Ellen Gustafson: Obesity + Hunger = 1 global food issue
Ellen Gustafson co-founded FEED Projects in 2007, creating an immensely popular bag whose profits are donated to the UN World Food Program. In her new venture – The 30 Project – she hopes to stimulate a movement that will change our food and agricultural systems over the next 30 years so that healthy, balanced meals are available to all.
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.