Jamie Oliver raps with Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and Hugh Jackman ahead of Food Revolution Day
Published 14/05/2015 | 15:19
Jamie Oliver has released a song written by Ed Sheeran in which he raps about the world’s obesity crisis ahead of Food Revolution Day on May 15.
The chef recruited his friend Ed Sheeran to pen the song, which supports Oliver’s campaign to improve food education in schools to curb obesity internationally.
The Food Revolution tune features many high profile performers including Paul McCartney, Alesha Dixon, Professor Green and Hollywood A-Lister Hugh Jackman.
The chef even pitches into the song and raps the opening lines of the tune.
“Ed just came in to do a bit of filming to support Food Revolution Day and I start telling him a few things and he starts writing a few things down and then he only went and wrote an anthem,” Oliver says in the video posted to his Facebook.
“Half the world is starving with too little to eat, while the other half die from being obese,” the chef raps.
“How people live the longest is they grow and they cook. Learn recipes from their parents or books. If you haven’t got a clue about the mess that we’re in, the answer lies here in the words that we sing.”
The chef is calling out for people to support the cause and put their name to his petition on change.org/jamieoliver.