You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our October edition — themed Catch of the Day — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Joanna Bouma. Joanna writes:
"Fad foods, power foods, organic foods, factory farming, battery hens, ‘plofkip’, veal, foie gras. Many of us know how our terrestrial foods are produced but how many of us know what is happening beneath the blanket of the ocean. Are our eating habits costing the earth?"
We'll catch up with this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
The hidden toxins in the fish we eat — and how to stop them
There's a tight link between the ocean's health and ours, says marine biologist Stephen Palumbi. He shows how toxins at the bottom of the ocean food chain find their way into our bodies, with a shocking story of toxic contamination from a Japanese fish market. His work points a way forward for saving the oceans' health — and humanity's.
How we wrecked the ocean
In this bracing talk, coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. Astonishing photos and stats make the case.
David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean.
RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!
We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries. Please bring and share your favorite snacks, and you might want to avoid bringing fish this time ;-)
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