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Steve Wing received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is currently an associate professor. Recent work has focused on environmental injustice and health effects of ionizing radiation, industrial animal production, sewage sludge, and landfills. He has collaborated on health and exposure studies with communities and workers impacted by threats to environmental and occupational health. For more information about impacts of the North Carolina hog industry see: For more information about community health impacts of hog production see: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/2013/01/1205109/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1240831/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1637958/ In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Related PostsTHESIS 2013 RMUTT – INNOVATION VERTICAL FARMING FOR FUTURE IN BANGKOK (HD)Bethesda Community Garden Club Selling and EducatingTalk Trillium – Healthy City Stewardship Centre and advancing health within our community2013 Can You Dig It Charlotte Community Garden TourPB 2013 – Community Gardens and Nutrition EducationJapanese Farmer Builds Epic Indoor Vegetable Factory

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9 Comments

  • Mike Dolan Fliss 4 months ago

    I was one of his students, when he passed away. I miss him.

  • HopeflRomantc 4 months ago

    Steve Wing passed away on November 9, 2016. He was a wise man, a fine musician, and a great friend.

  • downbntout 4 months ago

    …..and some of us can stop eating poop, I mean pork.

  • jdsec9 4 months ago

    dudes going to stop nothing, I am a hog farmer so i know how it all works, Some of his information was inaccurate. Most of it was true, But nothing is going to change, nobody who is in a substantial position in the area of hog farming is going to be willing to completely abort their investment, we are making to much money!!!!!

  • Cole Rogers 4 months ago

    so factory farming hurts animals AND people, there is nothing good about this

  • BanLiveExport 4 months ago

    Really makes u think.

  • Loren Hart 4 months ago

    Thanks to Dr. Steve Wing and TEDx Manhattan for this helpful presentation. Our industrial agriculture system is causing massive harm to people and animals. I think Dr. Wing gets it right. Each of us can choose to buy foods that were produced more responsibly. But we can't stop there if we want to put an end to these terrible abuses. We must also demand that governments and businesses act now to end the worst practices. Thanks to everyone working for food systems that are more just and healthy.

  • Mysha Sissine 4 months ago

    An eye opening video. Thanks for sharing this presentation.

  • SerenityPresent 4 months ago

    Antibiotics are needed because the pigs are kept in such apalling conditions that diseases is rife.