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12/24/2013 10:53 am ET

Epic Stop-Motion Short Uses Produce To Spell Out Food Rules

During the 2008 world food crisis, before our planet had even crossed the seven billion mark, we grew enough food to feed 11 billion people. So why did people go hungry?

"Food Rules for Healthy People and Planet," an animated excerpt of a 2010 speech by writer and activist Michael Pollan, takes on this incongruity and others with the help of some imaginatively repurposed groceries.

A 2012 report by the Stockholm International Institute similarly pegged the cause of increasing global food insecurity on waste and inefficiencies, not on actual lack of food. Its dietary recommendations mirrored Pollan's own: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

In the context of an ongoing debate of how best to resolve a new and burgeoning food crisis, this video's message stands out. Sometimes it takes a little creativity to drive home a speech about what we put on the dinner table.

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