There’s been some talk lately of TED “banning” discussion of food and health topics, and suggesting that TED has a relationship with Monsanto. Please know that these rumors are not true. We have not banned these topics, and we have no relationship with Monsanto.
In fact, we have many great talks on food and health that challenge entrenched ideas in smart and creative ways.
A few of our suggestions: Dean Ornish and William Li, each on how food affects our wellness … food activists like Jamie Oliver, Tristram Stuart and lunchbox hero Ann Cooper … Peter Attia with a bold new idea about obesity … guerrilla gardener Ron Finley …Gary Hirshberg on GMO labeling… Jimmy Botella on natural foods and GMOs … and Tyrone Hayes' research into pesticides in our food chain.
We appreciate your thoughtful and informed comments and hope this offers reassurance regarding TED’s stance and the falsity of these recent accusations.
The TED and TEDx Teams