Only got 3 minutes? Check out this very succinct TED talk by Dean Ornish. Ornish is the founder of Preventive Medicine Research Institute and has done extensive research in how health is related to diet. Here he speaks about the globalization of diet-related. illnesses. When the rest of the world eats like us, they die like us.
Recommended Viewing: Mark Bittman on What We Eat January 18, 2010
Mark Bittman is the mind behind The Minimalist, a food column in the New York Times.
In the TED talk above, he dives into what is wrong with what we eat. Bittman touches on the meat industry and the industrialization of the world’s food supply. He gives a great, quick history of food production and explains how our food (particularly beef) is hurting the health of Americans and wrecking environmental havoc. It’s a simple bit of background with some timeless advice for fixing the problem