Archive for March, 2010

Dan Barber @ TED

Friday, March 19th, 2010

So, I’ve been checking out a lot of TED videos lately and came across another great presentation by Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farm in New York. Dan’s a very accomplished chef an has a great environmental ethic. He featured as of the top ten people changing the face of food.

What I really liked is that as a chef he was talking about ecology. After all out food should come from natural processes and once divorced from the ecosystem it become apart of the industrial food chain. Which is unsustainable as he notes. 10 calories to produce 1 calorie of food? That’s not right. Ultimately industrial food supplies are not sustainable.

Top ten sustainable food trailblazers

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Eat-onomics: The Ten Most Inspiring People in Sustainable Food

by Stephanie Schomer

On Friday Fast Company posted their Top Ten Sustainable food folks. The list includes the most notable movers and shakers in the food revolution. You might recognize Dickson Despommier, Jamie Oliver, and Michael Pollan who have appeared on this blog. It’s really exciting to see all these people on the same list. Congrats to all!
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Jamie Oliver @ TED

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Check out this great talk given by Jamie Oliver at the TED conference in Long Beach, CA. I was very impressed by his passion and his sincere interest in helping people help themselves. I especially liked when he touched on the need for creativity within budget constraints and that food (like a lot of things) can meet bottom line needs while still being a healthy, high quality product. (more…)