13-Year-Old Food Advocate Birke Baehr At Nutrition World On Saturday

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thirteen-year-old sustainable food advocate Birke Baehr will visit Nutrition World on Saturday, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for a book signing.

 

At age 11, Birke became an internet sensation when his five-minute talk at TEDx Asheville on "What's Wrong With Our Food System" went viral. It is now said to be the most watched TEDx talk of all time, with close to two million views.

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He recently published a children's book, "Birke on the Farm: A Boy's Quest for Real Food," which tells the story of his journey of discovery about food and farming.

 

"This young man is so forward thinking, you will be amazed when you hear him speak on health. I love his statement about the higher costs of organic foods, 'We can either pay the farmer or pay the hospital,'" said Ed Jones, founder and owner of Nutrition World.

 

"This is a chance to introduce young people to someone who can connect with them about the true relationship between what we eat and our health. Coming from another young person, this could be a most powerful message." 

 

Birke's interest in food started when he was eight years old and read over his mother's shoulder about mercury being present in the high fructose corn syrup used to sweeten soft drinks. As he learned more, he became more convinced of the dangers of our conventional food system and the importance of finding better food to eat and better ways to grow food. In the last four years he has spent a lot of time traveling around the United States and Italy, speaking about the destructiveness of the industrialized food system and alternatives of sustainable and organic farming, food and practices.

 

Nutrition World is at 6201 Lee Highway. Birke Baehr will speak in Nutrition World's yoga studio, which on the lower level around the side of the building, accessible from both Lee Highway and Vance Road. Nutrition World will be giving away to all people who come, a package of organic vegetable seeds to start their own organic garden.

Nutrition World offers a three-pronged approach to health, based on nutritional supplements, healthy food and movement. Founded in 1979 as one of Chattanooga's oldest providers of nutritional supplements, the retail store now also offers healthy foods, including fresh meat and produce. Nutrition World's wellness center offers classes and one-on-one sessions in Pilates, yoga, fitness training, Tai Ji, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, Quigong, Zumba and belly dancing.

 



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