A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker

Since 2009, the world has been stuck on a single narrative around a coming global food crisis and what we need to do to avoid it. How do we feed nine billion people by 2050? Every conference, podcast and dialogue around global food security starts with this question and goes on to answer it by […]

Farms under the sea could feed the world in 2050

This small mussel farm off the coast of California is a window into the future of feeding the planet. – You can feed a vast majority of the world’s populations on mussels alone. Earth’s population is growing so fast that we’ll need to produce more food in the next 50 years than we’ve raised in […]

L’agriculture urbaine en intérieur, un pari 100% naturel | Fabien Persico | TEDxRennes

Translator: Sue Farmery Reviewer: Shadia Ramsahye (Applause) [Indoor urban farming, a 100% natural challenge] Can you see any difference between these two lettuces? They are the same variety, they are the same shape, the same colour, the same size. Simply put, they are identical. This plant was grown using current field farming methods. Do you […]

Let’s launch a satellite to track a threatening greenhouse gas | Fred Krupp

We’ve got a big problem on our hands with global warming. A lot of you, a lot of people have been watching the floods, the droughts, the storms, the fires. When I leave this stage today, I don’t want you to have hope. I want you to have certainty, real certainty that we can make […]

The tree of forty fruits | Sam Van Aken | TEDxManhattan

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo The Tree of Forty Fruit is a single fruit tree that grows over 40 different varieties of stone fruits, including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries and this year we’ll know if it grows almonds. Throughout the majority of the year it’s a normal looking fruit tree until spring […]

Plastic wastes contribute to the greenhouse effect | Sarah-Jeanne ROYER | TEDxClermont

Translator: Jessica Yu Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I should have been in the ocean surfing, but my passion for finding a solution to the plastic-pollution issue had me in the lab. I was taking up where my colleagues had left off, and the reason that I’m here today is to explain to you my […]

William McDonough at The Building Centre | Solar Orchards

I just want to look at this picture. This is a gift of Norway to Cameroons, it’s called a solar farm, but you see soil is not your friend here, and there’s no farming going on here, there’s weed control. So, what do we call this? I call it “here”, I guess. Then in the […]

Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign 2014 – Official UN Video

And now let’s turn to a young woman who has chosen to lend her voice to this very important solidarity movement. She’s a leading British actor, an advocate for gender equality in her own right. She’s been involved with a promotion of girl’s education for several years. As part of her humanitarian efforts she has […]

Hemp educate innovate cultivate | Tony Budden | TEDxCapeTown

Translator: Katarina Ericson Reviewer: Cristina Bufi-Pöcksteiner About 15 years ago, I got some cannabis from a friend of mine. (Laughter) It blew my mind. (Laughter) It changed my life forever, and I think it’s an idea worth sharing. So I’ve actually brought some here to share with you today. (Laughter) First of all, are there […]