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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x187 Pierre Thiam: A forgotten ancient grain that could help Africa prosper
TV-PG

  • 2017-09-13T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Forget quinoa. Meet fonio, an ancient "miracle grain" native to Senegal that's versatile, nutritious and gluten-free. In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the hardy crop and explains why he believes that its industrial-scale cultivation could transform societies in Africa.

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