JP Rangaswami: Information is food

I have for a long time thought of the metaphorical parallels between food and information.  It's always seemed to me like an apt comparison, and it seems reasonable to think of the cultural and intellectual problems in America as of a similar character to our dietary issues. I don't happen to have dedicated my life to this question, and even if I had, I wouldn't be as far along as JP Rangaswami, who's spent his whole life studying the interrelationships of his two passions, information and food.  He gave a great, short, TED talk, which I've embedded below and linked here.