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Exclusive video: How to make a cocktail from strawberry DNA

Exclusive video: How to make a cocktail from strawberry DNA

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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 []

No more citations for curbside veggies in Los Angeles

No more citations for curbside veggies in Los Angeles

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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 []

Jamie Oliver gears up for Food Revolution Day on May 17

Jamie Oliver gears up for Food Revolution Day on May 17

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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 []

10 amazing comments from renegade gardener Ron Finley

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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 []

Spatzle in space: Fellows Friday with Angelo Vermeulen

Spatzle in space: Fellows Friday with Angelo Vermeulen

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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 []

The oomph of umami: Barb Stuckey at TED2013

The oomph of umami: Barb Stuckey at TED2013

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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 []