Birke Baehr’s TED Talk

Birke Baehr’s TED Talk

Birk Baehr did his talk on our food system. He explained how he want to be an organic farmer and about the disgusting way scientists unnaturally modify our food. One of the parts that he did that I understood well is when he said advertising is colourful and how children are attracted to colour. He taught his cousin how she shouldn’t eat sparkly cereal which was also interesting.

His audience were really vocal and clapped and laughed a lot. He threw in a few jokes at the start like the tomato fish to warm up the audience. He challenged the audience to find out where your food comes from as well. He said would you rather pay the farmer or the hospital which I liked because he put forth an argument against the cheap imported food.

The only technical support he used was a slideshow behind him and a tiny microphone that was stuck onto his collar. He put facts on his slideshow but not a lot. Someone else was controlling the slideshow because he did not have a remote with him. His mouth was a little out of sync with his voice because of the microphone.

He spoke really loud and clearly so I could hear everything he said. He acted confident on stage and it looked like he practised a lot because he did not have a script with him of any kind. He acted relaxed on stage even though he was probably thinking really hard while he was talking.

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