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Favorite TED Talks on food sustainability, secruity, GMOs and the environment

There is a bounty of credible, current information about our food and our environment today. Here are some amazing talks that break down that information in digestible bites. Created by HippieGenes. Follow us @HippieGs

Why and how do we engage? Simran Sethi at TEDxCibeles

About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Robyn O'Brien - Patriotism on a Plate 2011

Do you know what you are eating? In this extraordinary personal account, Robyn O'Brien tells the story of how she started paying attention to what's in food. The answer may surprise you and it will certainly inspire you to be more deliberate about your food choices.

Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system 2010

"We can pay the farmer or we can pay the hospital." 11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.

Al Gore - Latest climate trends 2009

Al Gore presents updated slides from around the globe to make the case that worrying climate trends are even worse than scientists predicted, and to make clear his stance on "clean coal."

Michael Pollan: A plant's-eye view 2008

The omnivore's next delema. What if human consciousness isn't the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn's clever strategy game to rule the Earth? Author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant's-eye view.

Mark Bittman - What's wrong with what we eat? 2007

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.

Rose George: Let's talk crap. Seriously

It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination.