I've pulled together a list of Ted Talks all having to do with the importance of Urban Farming, the crisis with the Honeybees, and the importance of making changes to our food system.
Seems like everyone is talking about what's happening to the bees: Colony Collapse Disorder, the effects of pesticides and monocultures, bans on Neonicotinoids. But Dennis vanEngelsdorp was talking about it in 2008 in this talk about bees and beekeepers. That's 5 years ago! We should start listening. He makes the case that we've lost our connection to nature, and by rekindling that connection we could solve the pollinator problem. http://www.ted.com/talks/dennis_vanengelsdorp_a_plea_for_bees.html
Noah Wilson-Rich on how every city could benefit from bees and why an urban setting works for bees. http://www.ted.com/talks/noah_wilson_rich_every_city_needs_healthy_honey_bees.html
And the University of MN's Bee Lab Director Dr. Marla Spavik summarizes beautifully what's happening to our bees, but also ends her talk with what we can all do to help save not only honeybees, but all of our pollinators. http://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing.html
Ron Finely is a guerrilla gardener growing in the food desert of South Central Los Angeles - "If kids grow kale, kids eat kale." http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la.html
Michael Pollen asks the question "can organics feed the world?" and explains how the answer is a resounding "yes!" By using permaculture principles we can create systems that support themselves; "We can take what we need from the earth and heal the earth in the process." http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_pollan_gives_a_plant_s_eye_view.html