4Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu: Une alimentation plus équitable grâce aux insectes

Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu is an Associate Professor of Natural Sciences and Doctor of Biological Oceanology but he also directs documentaries on various subjects. In this TED talk, he discusses the future of food and if insects will be the ones to feed our planet. Insects might be the main foods in our plates…without us really noticing them. Researchers are finding ways to include insects in things like flour for example. Since the population is supposed to jump from 7 million to 9 million in 2050, their won’t be enough meat protein to go around. Insects are the solution of the future.

5Florian Douam: The Zombiologist Paradox

Florian Douam has a diploma in bioscience from the École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon). His passion is virology, the study of viruses and zombies. He discusses the limits but also the dangers of experimenting with virology although it is necessary for progress in searching for diseases. Small viruses like the ones found in common colds still happen, so it is very important they are analyzed. He also discusses security and the importance of the responsibility of the researcher. It might be interesting to watch this Ted Talk in the middle of the Coronavirus crisis.

6Yann Dall’Aglio: Comment sauver l’amour

Yann Dall’Aglio is a French philosopher and author. His 2012 TED Talk is all about love. He questions what it’s like to love in the digital age and how people meet virtually. He asks “what is love?” and explains that there’s a huge difference between loving a thing and a person. Loving a person means you desire it, so Dall’Aglio wants to know how do you stay desirable towards your loved one? He concludes his talk by saying expressing that it’s easier to connect with others in this individualistic world than you think. Wow, these French Ted Talks are so great!