Can you imagine presenting a TED talk at 11 years old? Birke Baehr did just that, and he totally rocked it.
“Little kids, especially, are attracted by colorful packaging and plastic toys. I must admit, I used to be one of them. I also used to think that all of our food came from these happy little farms where pigs rolled in mud and cows grazed on grass every day. What I discovered is this is not true. I began to look into the stuff on the internet, in books, in documentary films, in my travels with my family. I discovered the dark side of the industrialized food system. “
There are enormously wealthy companies such as Monsanto, Dow, and Kraft Foods who do not want us to even get a hint of what he’s talking about here. That’s the beauty of Social Media and the internet – it means we can pass these kinds of clips around and get folks to pay attention.
What we put into our bodies every day matters, and changing how we look at such things is an important part of a future society where health and sanity are as important as dollar bills.
You can watch the video, below, from TEDx Talks YouTube page: