Friday, February 12, 2010

This is Important

As we prepare for a new season of Eating Ithaca podcasts, we've been thinking about themes and topics that we'd like to cover in our upcoming interviews. Today, we found one more when we watched this:

British celebrity chef and activist Jamie Oliver received the prestigious TED Prize this week, an award designated to helping him achieve "one wish to change the world." This is what he wished for:
We encourage you to help Jamie meet his goal by signing his petition to improve our food system, and let's find out what we can do in our own community to make sure that our connections to real food continue to thrive for future generations.

We want to continue to explore this and other topics in Ithaca and our surrounding region for our podcast and website, and we'd love to hear from you if you have ideas on how to get involved. In the meantime, we encourage you to share this video with someone you know and help spread Jamie's message for change.


1 comment:

Chad DeVoe said...

Jaime is right. We've lost that connection to where our food comes from. It'd be great if schools (and many have) start vegetable gardens and teach food science electives but these carry high costs that schools simply do not have. I'd love to see Wegmans spearhead a collaboration with local school and with Cornell right here, it'd be nice to have a designated person consult with schools about the best practices, locations, and assistance with gardens.


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