Paul explores the deep-seated problems with our current food system, and the devastating effects this is having on our environment and our health. Paul and the team at Farm Urban believe that by embedding aquaponic systems (where fish and plants are grown together in a closed-loop ecosystem without soil) into the fabric of society they can engage and inspire people to connect with their environment, explore their relationship with food, and start to build a sustainable and resilient food system
Paul's Doctorate at the University of Liverpool had a particular interest in genetic research called “epigenetics.” He discovered that the choices we make over the course of our lifetime can actually alter the way some of our genes are expressed. With simple, transformational practices we can enhance our health and vitality. His message is clear and powerful and will change the way you look at food and your environment.
Paul’s research clearly pointed to the damaging effects of enviromental conditions on our health. Empowered by this knowledge Paul felt compelled to establish eco startup Farm Urban, a research lead community focused social enterprise. Farm Urban uses aquaponics and hydroponics food production systems to engage and inspire people to connect with their environment, explore their relationship with food, and empower them to make positive and informed choices. Paul’s time is currently split between Farm Urban and his academic research at the University of Liverpool.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx