by Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 23 June 2008

New York Times writer Mark Bittman is a renegade foodie who, with his books and Minimalist video blog, demystifies food much to the chagrin of many a professional chef. Of late, he’s been promoting Michael Pollan-style food ethics. Here he is speaking at TED, beseeching us to really think about what we’re eating for the sake of our bodies and our planet. Notice that he advocates responsible and restrained meat-eating over all out vegetarianism, which many meat lovers may find a more accessible message than that of the ‘meat is murder’ crowd.