12 year old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our
food - far away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms.
Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big box agriculture, he argues as he outlines the case for green and localize food production.
At age 9, while traveling with his family and being "roadschooled," Birke Baehr began studying sustainable and organic farming practices such as composting, vermiculture, canning and food preservation. Soon he discovered his other passion: educating others -- especially his peers -- about the destructiveness of the industrialized food system, and the alternatives. He spoke at TEDxNextGenerationAsheville in 2010