I don't know if this'll pass the line up or not, but I thought it might be an interesting forum of discussion on the politics of food, where it comes from, how it's produced and why we eat the way we do. I've been debating posting this because of the wank I fear may ensue from it, however, I still think that what Mark Bittman has to say is informative and entertaining. This is a TEDtalk from 2008. "In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk."
Further information about Mark Bittman: Author of How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, and the New York Times bestseller Food Matters: A Guide To Conscious Eating.
For anyone who isn't familiar with TED: "TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual conferences in Long Beach and Oxford bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free." I've thought about doing a series here by posting one TED talk a week for us to enjoy and discuss...that is if anyone would be interested.