Food Security: Everybody's business | Sophie Healy-Thow | TEDxYouth@TheSpire by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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Food Security: Everybody's business

Sophie is a seventeen year old school girl from Cork in Ireland who already has an impressive international track record for creating awareness about food security, particularly amongst young people. Sophie cares passionately about this issue and was named as one of Time magazine’s Top 20 most inspirational teens of 2014. She has presented a number of television programmes on food security and other science topics, including Two Tube and Swipe TV for RTE. Sophie is a regular speaker and panelists at conferences and events including We Day UK, Thought For Food Challenge, UN Year of the Soil, the Web Summit and Her interest in science and food security was sparked when she won her first science award at the age of twelve. Since then, along with two team mates she was a winner of the Google Science Fair 2014, European Union Young Scientist BT Young Contest 2013 and the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2013.

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