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University of California : The Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

  Pamela C. Ronald and Angelika Hilbeck engage in a scientifically informed debate about the use of GMOs when discussing how best to feed the world’s growing population and global environmental challenges that are growing.    

BBC: A Soldier’s Food – WW1 Uncut with Dan Snow

Without good food, no battles could be won. Did British or German soldiers eat better in the First World War? Historian Dan Snow puts it to the test.  

University of Oxford: Lecture 2015 | Panel Discussion on Food

Panel discussion on food, and obesity. Chaired by Alice Thomson, Associate Editor of the Times. Featuring Susan Jebb, 2015 Oxford London Lecturer; Lord Krebs, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee at the House of Lords; Mr Joshua Hardie: Director of Group Corporate Responsibility at Tesco; and Lady Young, CEO of Diabetes UK  

Intelligence^2: Debate | Genetically Modify Food Or Not

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for decades. Created by modifying the DNA of one organism through the introduction of genes from another, they are developed for a number of different reasons-to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought-and are mainly found in our food supply in processed foods using corn, …

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TED: Pamela Ronald | The case for engineering our food

Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the …

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Robert Baron: How Do We Know What to Eat Drink (and Take)?

One third of premature deaths in the U.S. are attributable to poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Dr. Robert Baron, UCSF Professor of Medicine, explains the costs of poor nutrition and what you can do to improve your diet. The healthiest diet limit sugars, refined grains, and large amounts of saturated and trans fat. He advises …

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Walter Kaye: The Science of Dieting: Why Is It Difficult for Most People but Not Those with Anorexia Nervosa?

How do we manage food and eating behaviors? Is there a specific system in the body determining how we regulate food and weight? New brain imaging tools are allowing us to examine how the brain works in relation to these behaviors. Walter Kaye, PhD explores these new findings and discusses treatment programs that approach the …

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Panel Discussion: How to Feed a Growing Planet

In the next 30 years, global population is estimated to surpass 9 billion people. Will there be too many people, and too little food? How will climate, politics, and economics impact food systems and food security on our growing planet? Join NBC News Chief Science and Health Correspondent Robert Bazell as he moderates an exciting …

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The Science of Overpopulation

Hank talks about the issues of rising global population. Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. ______________ Jonathan Foley: Feeding a growing world ____________________________

Food Population and Security – Water Climate and Society: Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

Explore climate change issues with a focus on food and agriculture, population and security. Moderator: Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One at The Commonwealth Club. Panelists: Claire Kremen, Director, Berkeley Food Institute and Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Solomon Hsiang, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Malcolm Potts, Director, Bixby …

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Jonathan Foley: Feeding a growing world

In this talk Jonathan Foley from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota talks about how over nine billion people will be able to eat without undermining the very basis for food production. Jonathan Foley articulated the key challenges to global food security and highlight the latest trends and projections. Foley recently …

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Yale University: Food and Sustainability – Access & Impacts

Hosted by the Yale University and moderated by Errol Schweizer, this event features four panelists from Yale who will explore everything from food access and security and their impacts on human health, to sustainable food supply chains and institutional food procurement. Panelists: Patrick Stuebi, Founder & CEO, Fairtrasa Mark Bomford, Director, Yale Sustainable Food Project …

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UCLA: CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Tracing the evolution of the human diet from our earliest ancestors can lead to a better understanding of human adaptation in the past. It may also offer clues to the origin of many health problems we currently face, such as obesity and chronic disease. University of California presents; Steven Leigh (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) …

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Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food [FMP width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/JamieOliver_2010-480p.mp4[/FMP]

Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal

TED presents Tristram Stuart who talks about the global food waste scandal. Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources. Tristram Stuart sounds the …

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