By Laura Zigman

5 must-see TED Talks that will make you feel smarter about food

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 1. Jamie Oliver: Teach Every Child About Food

This is what started it all: TED Prize winner chef Jamie Oliver's anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia, that showed us a shocking picture of the amount of sugar we eat — and the case he made for us all to know more about the unspeakably unhealthy food we eat.

2. Michael Pollan: A Plant's-Eye View

Bestselling author Michael Pollan's plea to see things from a perspective other than our own human one: a plant's.

3. Mark Bittman: What's Wrong With What We Eat

New York Times food writer Mark Bittman shakes us up with what we need to eat less of (meat; fast food) and do more of (plant-eating; home cooking). 

4. Birk Baehr: What's Wrong With Our Food System

11-year-old aspiring organic farmer Birke Baehr wants us to know how our food is made, where it comes from, and what's in it. 


5. Graham Hill: Why I'm a Weekday Vegetarian

Who says you have to become a 100% committed vegetarian? Graham Hill makes the case for starting simple: help the environment and animals by making a gradual but substantive change in the way you eat and how you affect the planet.