3 TED Talks Worth Watching: Food & the Obesity Epidemic

Lately, I've really gotten into TED Talks. In 20 minutes or less, they've inspired me, educated me, and motivated me to change for the better. Here are three of my favorites about the evolution of food in the United States as well as the growing obesity epidemic. I hope you enjoy them!

Mark Bittman: What's wrong with what we eat

"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."

Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

"Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food"

Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system

"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."