Four Food-Themed TED Talks That Will Make You Rethink Your Diet

If you are on the lookout for great ideas, TED Talks offer plenty to chew. Here are some of the best food-themed talks for starters that will make you rethink the way you eat.

Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

Why watch it: Living in a tiny apartment does not mean you cannot grow your own edible garden. Artist and urban farmer Britta Riley shares how she and her friends found a way to grow plants using discarded plastic bottles.

Dean Ornish: The killer American diet that’s sweeping the planet

Why watch it: Dr. Dean Ornish, author of books related to heart-healthy diets, talks about the ill effects of today’s American diet on heart health. He offers ideas on how to change eating habits for better health.

Graham Hill: Why I’m a weekday vegetarian

Why watch it: This talk by journalist Graham Hill will resonate to anyone who wants to eat more sustainably but cannot make the commitment to be a complete vegetarian. He talks about his solution to his personal dilemma — to be a weekday vegetarian. Watch to get ideas on how even small changes on your diet can help improve your health and ease the burden on the planet.

Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

Why watch it: British chef Jamie Oliver makes a strong case for educating people, especially children about food. He shares stories from his work to raise awareness on obesity and provides interesting insights on the power of food education in preventing health problems like obesity.