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If you’re interested in nutrition, food economy, ecology or public health, these can be considered required viewing! Learn from some of the biggest authorities on these subjects from YouTube and TED Talks. Check back frequently as more are added periodically.

The Future of Food by HRH Prince Charles

The Prince of Whales addresses Georgetown in 2011 and not only suggests a model for sustainable agriculture that would be durable and profitable, but also proves why we must find more sustainable methods in order to survive.

The future of patient-centered care

Lissa Rankin, MD is a physician and New York Times bestselling author of "Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself", and the founder of Dr. Lissa Rankin's Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers. She was featured on the public television special Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine, and will soon appear in a documentary film about her work. Dr. Rankin is on a grassroots mission to heal healthcare by repairing the doctor-patient relationship, while empowering both patients and health care providers to marry the best of Western medicine with mind-body approaches scientifically proven to activate the body's natural self-repair mechanisms. Join the revolution at and follow Dr. Rankin on her blog at or on Facebook. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulation

Can we eat to starve cancer?

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet)

In this factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we’ve learned through studies, treatments and careful listening.

Why bees are disappearing.

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?

Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria

Once it's created, plastic (almost) never dies. While in 12th grade Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao went in search of a new bacteria to biodegrade plastic — specifically by breaking down phthalates, a harmful plasticizer. They found an answer surprisingly close to home.

We're covered in germs. Let's design for that.

What's wrong with our food system

A garden in my apartment

What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe

Meet your microbes

How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

Are we over-medicalized?

What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

The Politics of Food: The View from 2012 by Marion Nestle

Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive by Neal Barnard MD

Effects of Soda on your Body ABC News

What's a Whole Grain by Andrew Weil MD

Sugar: The Bitter Truth. By Dr. Lustig

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