OK, so if you're a regular TreeHugger reader and/or a member of Slow Food, have read any of Michael Pollan's recent writing there's nothing in 11 year old Birke Baehr's five minute talk at TEDx Next Generation Asheville on the gigantic sticky, spiky, tangled ball of fossil fuels mixed with lobbyist money, advertising grease, and GMO shellac that the food system in the United States and much of the developed world has become. But watch it anyway; it really is pretty inspiring to see. The message that we can do better is getting though; slowly perhaps, but it is getting through. After all Birke no longer wants to be a professional football player, but rather an organic farmer.
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