Watching Jamie Oliver’s recent Food Revolution on ABC really opened my eyes to a lot of things especially how important it is to have fresh food. Jamie went into Huntington, WV, considered one of the fattest cities in the USA in 2008, and really opened my eyes to a HUGE problem facing America – obesity.
This problem starts in the home.
My family and I don’t eat a lot of fast food but, after watching the six episodes of the show, my family and I will be eating even less fast food. Fresh is better.
Because of Jamie’s work in Huntington, WV, Jamie won the prestigious TED Prize for 2010. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a non-profit community of some of the world’s most influential “thinkers and do-ers”, and previous TED Prize winners have included Bono, Bill Clinton and Dave Eggers. The prize is $100,000 to go towards current social projects as well as a “wish” – the TED community pledges to help make the wish come true.
Jamie used his speech to attack the global food giants for profiting from obesity without ever investing significantly in measures to tackle the world’s most deadly – and worsening – health crisis. He asked the TED community to provide the talent, hard work and other resources needed to make the wish come true.
The speech is amazing and I urge everyone who comes across this post to view it. Visit JamieOliver.com to view the wish list.
(Video via JamieOliver.com)