UnderCover: TEDx Austin videos available

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TEDx Austin videos available

Finally! The 2011 TEDx Austin videos are available online here.

It's interesting to see how many times each video has been viewed in the last few days. As of a few minutes ago Robyn O'Brien's talk on the food industry, specifically the health effects of genetically modified foods, is the runaway winner with 12,912 views. Dubbed the 'Erin Brockovich of Food,' O'Brien (author of The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply—and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself and founder of Allergy Kids Foundation) sees a clear connection between the increase in food allergies/cancer rates and the introduction of genetically modified foods in the late 90s. While I was moved by her presentation, I was less than convinced by the evidence she presented... I will definitely do more research on the subject. But the popularity of her video reflects the strong interest—in Austin at least—on food politics, sustainability, and health.

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