Monday, February 15, 2010

OK, here's something about food


British chef Jamie Oliver gave a TED talk recently that really blew me away. He's such a dynamic, down-to-earth speaker, and he marshals some amazing statistics--for instance, in many locales, today's kids are the third generation never taught to cook, so they subsist on fast food. These same kids have a life expectancy 10 years shorter than their parents. And when shown examples of common veggies "on the hoof"--tomatoes, beets, cauliflower, eggplant, potato--none of them could identify said veggies. Here's a link to Jamie's TED talk--it's only about 18 min. long--you have time to watch it!

2 comments:

Bix said...

Happy 2011!

Dr. Mel said...

Just saw your comment now, in almost Nov. of 2011! Thanks!