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Exclusive video: How to make a cocktail from strawberry DNAExclusive video: How to make a cocktail from strawberry DNA

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

DNA. It’s what encodes the genetic material of every living thing. And it also makes a yummy cocktail. This video, which stars TED Fellow synthetic biologist Oliver Medvedik, shows you how to make a delicious adult beverage out of frozen strawberries, pineapple juice and Bacardi 151. Follow the adorably animated instructions, and you’ll be able […]

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What is it about bees? Three experts discuss why they’re fascinating, why they’re dying and what can save themWhat is it about bees? Three experts discuss why they’re fascinating, why they’re dying and what can save them

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 1945, there were 4.5 million bees in the United States. Today, there are just about 2 million. It’s been a subtle decline over time, but one that has dramatically accelerated over the past seven years. And this should be extremely alarming, given that bees pollinate one-third of the world’s crops. In today’s talk, given […]

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No more citations for curbside veggies in Los AngelesNo more citations for curbside veggies in Los Angeles

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Planting a vegetable garden beside a road is no longer a fineable action in Los Angeles. In a major victory for TED speaker Ron Finley, otherwise known as the renegade gardener of South Central, the Los Angeles City Council voted 15-0 on Tuesday to allow the planting of vegetable gardens in unused strips of city […]

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Meet the new meat: A TEDx talk to pair with the first lab-grown hamburgerMeet the new meat: A TEDx talk to pair with the first lab-grown hamburger

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Yesterday, the first lab-grown hamburger was cooked. And eaten! And according to The Week, it didn’t taste too bad. This lab-grown patty took two years and $325,000 to produce. And as sources revealed, the money came from Google co-founder and TED speaker Sergey Brin. (Watch his talk on Google Glass, or his talk with Larry Page on the genesis of Google.) […]

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Jamie Oliver gears up for Food Revolution Day on May 17Jamie Oliver gears up for Food Revolution Day on May 17

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Tomorrow is a holiday, and one you can celebrate simply by eating. Jamie Oliver, who won the TED Prize in 2010, has declared May 17 as Food Revolution Day. His vision: that people gather in homes, schools, workplaces and social spaces to share their culinary knowledge, cook together and simply enjoy each other’s company as they […]

Culture

Ron Finley inspires a young gardener clear across the countryRon Finley inspires a young gardener clear across the country

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Ron Finley is motivating people across the country to pick up a shovel and “get gangsta” by planting fruits, vegetables and herbs in their neighborhood. Since appearing on the TED2013 stage to talk about why he plants edible gardens in the nooks and crannies of South Central Los Angeles, Finley has been profiled in The […]

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10 amazing comments from renegade gardener Ron Finley

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Ron Finley, the self-described renegade gardener, gave a hit talk at TED2013 on his gardening efforts all over South Central LA. Finley is an object of my fascination for more than one reason: In the 35 days since Finley’s talk went live, he’s left 178 comments on the site, making him the 3rd most prolific […]

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Spatzle in space: Fellows Friday with Angelo VermeulenSpatzle in space: Fellows Friday with Angelo Vermeulen

Posted By Karen Eng

Can real food be cooked on Mars? Thanks to the work of artist, biologist and space scientist Angelo Vermeulen (watch his TED talk), the answer may one day be yes. When the Universities of Cornell and Hawai’i put out a call for participants for their NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars simulation, investigating the feasibility of real food on Mars, Vermeulen – known for his […]

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The oomph of umami: Barb Stuckey at TED2013The oomph of umami: Barb Stuckey at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

You think your food tastes good, but food inventor Barb Stuckey thinks you could be doing better. In her book, Taste What You’ve Been Missing, Stuckey explores the science of what, exactly, what makes food taste good — and what doesn’t. Which brings us today to: Uuuuumami! (That’s oo-ma-mee.) What is umami? That rich, brothy […]