Listening to TED talks…a love story about a fish
This seems to be my week for getting a lot of good TED Talks sent my way. In case you are the uninitiated, I hope you take the time to familiarize yourself with this website. As stated on its website, “TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.” I’ve never seen one that didn’t inspire or incite curiosity.
The particular TED Talk I’m sending is from a chef named Dan Barber and it’s about his quest to find a fish he can love—one whose production doesn’t continue to destroy the population of fish in the ocean . He highlights the unsustainable methods of our current agri-business and creates the possibility that there is another way to keep the world fed. It’s a love story from someone who appreciates good food and is passionate about being able to sustain our food supply so that it provides nourishment and pleasure for all of us who love to eat. This is a love story that only has a happy ending if we each participate in some way—whether that’s by growing your own food, buying from local farmers, supporting organizations that work on community and local farming efforts, etc. While you’re staying out of the heat this weekend, maybe you’ll give it a watch!