The Change Food Video Library consists of the best short-length videos covering both problems and solutions to food and farming today. Find out more about the video library, or learn how to host your own screening. Want us to consider your video for the library? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We’re headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish from the ocean than it can naturally replace. In this fact-packed, eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and conservationist Mike Velings proposes a solution: Aquaculture, or fish farming. “We must start using the ocean as farmers instead of hunters,” he says, echoing Jacques Cousteau. “The day will come where people will demand farmed fish on their plates that’s farmed well and farmed healthy and refuse anything … Read More
Food justice is the idea that fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate food is a human right. This talk explores food justice through a school-based garden. The Ruth Olivas … Read More
Dr. Chandra Krintz discusses how we might use advances in technology that have transformed us into a society of consumers, to transform us into a society of producers (food producers that is). In particular, she suggests using the same techniques that Amazon, Google, and Facebook use to target advertising, marketing, and sales of products to us (i.e. data aggregation, analysis, and prediction), to make farmers and ranchers more productive in order to feed the planet as our population grows. Read More
While 4.6 billion euros worth of food is thrown away in the Netherlands every year, 1.4 million people in that country live below the poverty line and cannot afford a sufficiently healthy diet. Fiona Jongejans has set herself the goal of bridging the gap between food waste and food poverty. She argues that we must shorten the distance between producer and consumer in order to give back value to our food and by doing so, to enhance the sustainability of our food chain. The real cure to the problem of … Read More
Media has the power to influence our food choices, and food media has become big business with a lot of power. Read More
How much do you know about the food you eat? Have you ever wondered how far it travels to get to you, or how much water was consumed to produce it? The more you know, the more you’ll be interested in the future of food and its increasingly important role in the design of our cities. Read More
Since 2010, Tim and his wife have gone from a measly little tomato patch to six tenths of an acre (the equivalent of roughly 65 yards of a football field). They have planted over 50 fruit and nut trees and two dozen berry beds, set up two chicken coops and two beehives, and now have 20 neighbors actively participating in what they call their hamlet. They are growing food in the “Hawley Hamlet.” But equally important, they’re growing community. And that’s a good thing. Because given the risks climate change … Read More
The way we fish for popular seafood such as salmon, tuna and shrimp is threatening to ruin our oceans. Paul Greenberg explores the sheer size and irrationality of the seafood economy, and suggests a few specific ways we can change it, to benefit both the natural world and the people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods. Read More
I think that the one thing we need to do to improve the food system is to connect midsize farmers to the massive market that exists through wholesale channels. And that’s by investing in food hubs around the country, that allow them to aggregate this produce and be sold to communities around the cities and other places, like GrowNYC has recently done with green market Co Our Food Hub, which has been pretty successful to help those midsize farmers or the ones that are disappearing the fastest across the nation … Read More
From my perspective as a microbiologist, as a public health person, one of the main things you can do to change the food system is to quit giving industrial animals antibiotics to make them grow faster, to prevent diseases that are occurring because of the way that we’re raising them. Raise animals in a way that makes them healthy so they don’t need antibiotics. Because what happens is using those antibiotics creates superbugs that can then spread to people. Read More
When you see older, established chains like Starbucks, and Chipotle, and Whole Foods having proventhat you can make money even when you care for how your ingredients were sourced; even when you care for your communities; even when you care about how you treat your customers and your employees – and then you see a whole new wave of chains – like Shake Shack, like Sweetgreen, like Tender Greens, like ‘Witchcraft, blossoming all over the country that care about the exact same things that activists care about, that consumers care … Read More
We need food literacy, food truth in every school. Every child should learn about what healthy, true, real food is – and that’s the work that we do. And if we all do that, we’re going to change everything. Read More