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Edge talks about 'food as medicine' at Milken Institute conference


Edge & William Li

It's been a fairly busy week of U2 band member activity at non-U2 events. Bono showed up Wednesday night at an event in Dublin where French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy was speaking, while Edge showed up Thursday at an investors event in San Francisco.

Earlier in the week, Edge was in Beverly Hills where he spoke on a panel titled "Food as Medicine" at the Milken Global Conference. Also on the panel was Dr. William Li, the co-founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation (of which Edge is a board member) and author of the recent book, Eat To Beat Disease, that U2 promoted via its Twitter account not long ago. Dr. Li is a proponent of using diet to prevent disease, particularly cancer, which has impacted Edge's family via his daughter's illness more than a decade ago.

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In addition to the panel, Edge and Dr. Li spoke briefly with CNBC about the topic (and some music-related topics) and that video is below.

The Edge - Lead U2 Guitarist on the role food can play in fighting disease as well as his take on the state of the music industry from CNBC.

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