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Theme: Delicious DNA

This event occurred on
August 12, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am KST
(UTC +9hrs)
Daejeon, Daejeon Gwang'yeogsi
South Korea

"You are what you eat."
It means that when you look at the food someone eat, you can know about him/her.

The food we eat contains what we seek. Someone seeks health with healthful food, someone is vegetarian due to their sense of value and someone seeks tradition in the food.

So, now we want to look at an eating food as a seeking a value.
DNA contains an genetic information, then why don't we think we have 'Delicious DNA' that seeks a nice value.

In this 13rd TEDxKAIST event 'Delicious DNA', we are going to talk about a value in food.

International Center [W2-1] #101
Daehak-ro 291, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Daejeon Gwang'yeogsi, 305-701
South Korea
Event type:
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BoHyun Jang

'SustainLife' Writer
What are the beauties of Korean everyday life? Jang BoHyun, a graduate of the Korean Arts Department at the Korea National University of Arts, found it in the 24 lunar calendar seasons. And she reinterpreted it in a modern way and applied to food and life. Let's think about it with the writer who lives in Hanok(the Korean traditional house) and writes about sustainable living.

MinJi Kang

What will happen if we remove the meat from the table that faces each day? Where do they come from and what kind of life they were living in? She would like to talk about the kind of vegetarian and the reason for the vegetarian lightly. Furthermore, let's talk about your concerns about what we should eat.

SungKyung Park

Representative of publishing company TABI
'You are what you eat' It was said by the German philosopher Fauerbach. What if we say this in the society we live in? Mr. Sung Kyung Park sets up a publishing company specializing in food and humanities and explains the society that we live in based on food. He wants to tell the story of him, who looks at the change of the Korean table scene with the rice we eat every day.

YoungJu Lee

Ubuntu Books Representative / Book Curator
Health and food are inseparable relations. Ubuntu Books is a small-scale food bookstore which is linking a city and a country-side. We invite you to talk about YoungJu Lee who is looking for the relationship between health and food and community.

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Daejeon, South Korea