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Warren Buffett's biggest diet nightmare

Ali Partovi speaks at the New York Times Food For Tomorrow conference at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Nov. 12, 2014, in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
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As the United States transitions its eating habits to embrace more organic and natural foods, Warren Buffett made a wholehearted endorsement of junk food at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting this weekend.

Jim Cramer could see how this makes sense for the Oracle of Omaha, given Berkshire's ownership of Dairy Queen and sizeable positions in Heinz, Coca-Cola and Kraft.

"All of which are great brands, but they're also old-fashioned, non-natural, non-organic pantry brands," the "Mad Money" host said.

In this case, Cramer thinks Buffett could be missing the bigger picture. Everywhere around us are stories swirling about how the food industry has embraced healthy eating and natural foods. One person who has embraced this movement is Ali Partovi, a visionary angel investor, start-up advisor and entrepreneur.

Partovi's views on food and technology are basically the complete opposite of Buffett's. When he last spoke with "Mad Money" in March, Partovi confirmed his belief that organic farming can actually be more profitable and efficient than the current infrastructure in place for agriculture.

Can organic farming really feed the world? Cramer sat down with Partovi to discuss the major trends that are flipping the table on how the world eats today.

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Wal-Mart recently surveyed its shoppers, and revealed that 91 percent of customers want to eat organic food. Yet, only 1 percent of America's farmland is certified organic.

Partovi pointed to this large discrepancy as the reason why organic food so expensive.

"You can't make a generic statement, but organic food is more expensive. Not because organic farming is more expensive but simply because of supply and demand," he said.

So why doesn't every farmer in the U.S. just switch its crops to growing what people want? Partovi explained that it is more profitable to farm organically because farmers don't have to foot the bill for chemicals and fertilizers. And there's always a short supply of organic produce.

However, many are deterred by the three-year period that is required to grow crops without chemicals without an organic premium.

"That creates some fear, but that is what makes a great investment opportunity. You need some capital investment, and it's a very profitable return on investment," he added.

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Ultimately, Partovi attributed the change in perspective in eating habits to three major trends that are happening in the food space. First is the rapid growth of the world population. Second is an increased consumption of meat, especially in growing countries like China. He named the third trend as the growing consciousness about food.

People not only in the U.S., but in developing countries around the world are demanding food that is healthier, sustainable and better for both their body and the planet.

"I think that is the challenge that our food system faces: to produce more food for more people, but also to do so in a way that is healthier and more sustainable while keeping it affordable," Partovi said.

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