Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

This is my grandfather. And this is my son. My grandfather taught me to work with wood when I was a little boy, and he also taught me the idea that if you cut down a tree to turn it into something, honor that tree’s life and make it as beautiful as you possibly can. […]

How bees can keep the peace between elephants and humans | Lucy King

Ever since I can remember, African elephants have filled me with a sense of complete awe. They are the largest land mammal alive today on planet Earth, weighing up to seven tons, standing three and a half meters tall at the shoulder. They can eat up to 400 kilos of food in a day, and […]

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz So if you live on planet Earth and you’re one of seven billion people that eats food every day, I need you to pay attention, because over the next three decades, we will need to address one of the most critical global challenges of our generation. And I’m not […]

Faithfully Religionless: Timber Hawkeye at TEDxHonolulu 2012

Translator: Timber Hawkeye Reviewer: Sujin Byeon A few years ago I traveled for several months across the country and I stayed with different host families along the way. What I found to be consistently true with everyone I met is that all of our suffering is self-inflicted. The folks who complained the most about their […]

The case for fish farming | Mike Velings

So I come from the tallest people on the planet — the Dutch. It hasn’t always been this way. In fact, all across the globe, people have been gaining height. In the last 150 years, in developed countries, on average, we have gotten 10 centimeters taller. And scientists have a lot of theories about why […]

Turning the Farm Bill into the Food Bill: Ken Cook at TEDxManhattan

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Changing the way we eat. It comes down, in the main, I think to a lot of personal decisions that all of us make about what to eat and how and when to eat it. But there’s also an important role for the government. Every year the government […]

The Futuristic Farms That Will Feed the World | Freethink | Future of Food

And that gives a little bit of an indication of the pressure on the food system. We just face a huge challenge. With the growth in population, with the change in consumption behavior. With the climate crisis, how do you secure your food production? The real secret is the sustainable production. It should be with […]

Community farming – it’s not about food: Josh Slotnick at TEDxUMontana

Translator: Alicia Ferreiro Reviewer: Ivana Korom My name is Josh Slotnick, and I am a vegetable farmer. I work on a farm where we grow food with University students, teenagers, school children, almost anybody who will come by. And the story that I’m going to tell you is about how I came to understand how […]

Building a Future with Farmers: Lindsey Lusher Shute at TEDxManhattan 2013

My guess is that a lot of you in this room can think of someone in your family who farmed way back. The last person before I came along to farm in my family was this guy. My great-grandfather Henry Clarkis Sheets. Henry farmed in the foothills of southeast Ohio where he produced dairy, pork, […]

How a rooftop farm feeds a city | Mohamed Hage | TEDxUdeM

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo I’m an urban farmer. So I grow food in the city of Montréal, on the roofs of buildings, believe it or not. And it’s something that I’m very, very proud of. It’s something that puts a smile on my face every morning. And a while back, I was […]