Rachel Paige
May 14, 2015 11:38 am

The question shouldn’t be, why are Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran rapping together? But rather, why WOULDN’T Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran be rapping together, especially when it’s for a good cause?

So what’s the cause, you ask? Celebrity chef Oliver is drumming up support for the Food Revolution, which aims to inform kids “about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies.” It’s a noble and totally worthy cause and we celebrate Oliver for not just making delicious food, but for educating us about food as well.

Food Revolution Day is officially tomorrow — May 15th — and Oliver has a petition out asking G20 countries (like, the U.K., U.S., Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, among many others) to provide food education in schools. As he says, it’s important to know what’s in the food we eat, and very important for this world’s young people to learn about food, and health, and nutrition. As he says on his site, “42 million children under the age of five [are] either overweight or obese across the world. The bottom line is the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming stats.” If Oliver needs to rap to remind us how very important food education is, so be it.

Not only does he recruit Sheeran for his rap video, but he also gets Sir Paul McCartney, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Cullum, and Alesha Dixon, too, along with a children’s choir, of course. While the song might not go on to be a Billboard chart topper, it’s still informative and adorably amazing. Plus Oliver raps lines like, “My name is Jamie Oliver I’m here to stay. I want to talk about Food Revolution Day. Half the world is starving with too little to eat, and the other half die from being obese.” Like we said, informative and adorable.

I’m going to be humming about a Food Revolution for the rest of the day.

Check out the video and, if you’re so inclined, go ahead and sign Jamie Oliver’s petition and share it too. There are over a million signatures so far, and food education is mighty important.

Image via here.

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