This is a piece I wrote for the Environmental Media Association’s newsletter.
This year’s TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference was deliciously full of sustainable food talk, from chef/Blue Hill restaurant owner Dan Barber’s love affair with a fish to cancer researcher William Li’s talk about which local, sustainable foods will help prevent cancer. But the highlight of the event, which ran February 9 – 13 in Long Beach and Palm Springs, was Jamie Oliver’s TED prize speech and wish.
Every year, the TED prize is awarded to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and “One Wish to Change the World”. This year, Oliver’s wish is “for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”