Boy Eats World Favorite Ted Talks
    Check out one of my favorite Ted Ed videos to learn of the chemical reaction that cookie dough undergoes to become the treat we all know and love!
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    The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren
    Check out one of my favorite Ted Ed videos to learn of the chemical reaction that cookie dough undergoes to become the treat we all know and love!
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    Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal
    In my insatiable desire to learn more about food and food issues, last night I watched this Ted Talk by Tristram Stuart concerning the global food waste scandal. It is deplorable how much fresh, edible food is disposed of on a daily basis on every level of the food supply chain, sometimes for the mere aesthetic reasons. Especially when considering the gross surplus of food in the US and other developed countries and the pervasive hunger around the world. We cut down rainforests and destroy the environment in order to grow this food. Wasting that very same food adds insult to injury and is tantamount to spitting in the face of Mother Earth and our fellow humankind. Stuart delves further into the global food waste data in this excellent Ted talk!
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    Pico Iyer: Where is home?
    This weekend marked the end of my European travels. For the last month and a half of my journey, I travelled alone. During this time, I made no posts to Boy Eats World, the reason for which is best explained in Pico Iyer’s Ted Talk, Where Is Home. Ever since mid December, I have been in constant motion. I am incredibly grateful for said motion, as it has permitted me to expand my perception of home through the people I’ve met, the places I’ve been, and the experiences I’ve had. But as Iyer maintains, “There is one great problem with movement, and that is it is really difficult to get your bearings when you are in midair…. Movement is only as good as the sense of stillness that you could bring to it to put it into perspective ….. It is only by stopping movement that you can see where to go”. Inspired by Iyer’s philosophy, I took the last few weeks of my travels to disconnect from the blog to be more present and immersed in my travels. By taking moments of repose amidst the perpetual momentum, I was able to better reflect upon my experiences as they occurred. This insight will decidedly make for better posts in the upcoming weeks, as I share with you what was an experience of a lifetime. Stay tuned!
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