Video of the Week Birke Baehr, What’s Wrong With Our Food System

Eleven-year-old Birke Baehr spoke on the food system at the TEDx Next Generation event in Ashville:

"A while back, I wanted to be an NFL football player, but I’ve decided that I want to be an organic farmer instead. That way, I can have a greater impact on the world. 

"I want you to know that we can all make a difference by making different choices, by buying our food directly from local farmers or neighbors we know in real life. Some people say that organic and local food is more expensive, but is it really? With all these things I’ve been learning about the food system, it seems to me that we can either pay the farmer or pay the hospital. I know definitely which one I would choose."