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Bittman on What's Wrong

Check out this 20 minute video of Mark Bittman's talk at the EG (Entertainment Gathering) Conference from TED. (TED - Technology, Entertainment, Design - has a lot of great stuff from a wide variety of thought leaders.) TED describes this piece as "a fiery and funny talk" where "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." Do you agree with Mark's suggestions for necessary changes?

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Eric Suesz says …

Thanks for pointing this out. I must have missed this when I was looking at the TED videos in the past. What a great talk. I've heard him, read him, and I never get tired of having him lay it all out in simple, commonsense terms.

Ryan says …

Yes. The amount of meat in a single Whole Foods meat case takes the bare resources to create it that could practically fill the store. Eating meat is simply a terrible allocation of resources.

Aimee Hess says …

Bittman's talk is superb. Yet his message has been around for a long time (remember Adelle Davis anyone?) and, as a country, we appear to be deaf to this message. You cannot say you are not contributing to greenhouse gases if you still eat beef!!

Elaine says …

I love TED Talks -- and this one is as eye-opening as ever. The U.S. has food psychosis. The fact that people today don't know how to recognize or prepare real food is leading to all sorts of health problems, from late-onset diabetes on one end of the spectrum to orthorexia at the other end of the spectrum.