TEDxSpotlights Global Nutrition

TEDxSpotlights Global Nutrition

August 15, 2019 18 By Ewald Bahringer


Translator: Pavel Tchérnof
Reviewer: Denise RQ Louis-Albert De Broglie: The red tomato: Well-balanced, well-shaped — no taste. We are what we eat — bad news. Jackie Savitz: As you know, there is already more than a billion
hungry people on this planet. We are expecting
that problem to get worse, and we can expect to have
greater pressure on our food resources. That’s why the oceans need
to be their most abundant so that the oceans can provide us
as much food as possible. Laura Boykin: I was born
to study one vegetable. Now granted, this one vegetable
is the key thing for 800 million people’s survival. You see, cassava is a poverty fighter. If a small-scale family farmer
has healthy cassava, they can feed their family, and they have enough to generate income. Dee Dee Yates: If the brain
is not fit and stimulated in the first 1,000 days of life, we are depriving that child
of a healthy development. Christopher Charles: Anemia
has serious consequences for human health
and socio-economic development. In science, we often learn
the simplest answer is the best. So I charged myself and those around me with finding a solution
to the problem – a simple solution – one that would be cost effective,
that would be environmentally sustainable, and one that would be accessible
to even the most remote rural villagers. JS: There’s a constant push-pull there;
there’s a constant tough decision that has to be made
between two very important things: maintaining biodiversity
and feeding people. But in the oceans, biodiversity is
not at war with abundance. In fact, they’re aligned. We know that saving the oceans can feed
the world, and we need to start now. LB: We have to empower
the scientists and the people. It’s going to take all of us
not just the agricultural sector. L-ADB: And I say,
“Planting is a political act. planting the garden, planting
an orchard, is for the future, it’s for the next generation.” Thank you. JS: Thank you. CC: Thank you. LB: Thank you. (Applause)