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  • All For All – How To Make Health Food Affordable For Every Table | Sam Polk | Change Food Fest

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    Sam Polk, co-founder and CEO of Everytable and the founder and executive director of the non-profit Groceryships, shares his story and why he came to work at the intersection of poverty and obesity. His business model is making to-go food affordable for working moms, while also working to educate and support families about nutrition and cooking. Read More

  • Black Food Matters: Race and Equity in the Good Food Movement | Devita Davison | Change Food Fest

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    Devita Davison, director of marketing and communications at FoodLab Detroit, shares the story of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, explaining the barriers there still are today for food entrepreneurs of color. FoodLab Detroit is transforming Detroit’s local food economy by supporting a diverse community of food businesses and allies working to make good food a sustainable reality for all Detroiters. Read More

  • Changing Our Food System Starts with Changing Our View of Farmers | Loren Cardeli | Change Food Fest

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    Loren Cardeli, the founder and president of A Growing Culture, implores us to embrace farmers. He shares his views about the importance of farmer autonomy and farmer rights, connecting social justice and environmental justice, and the need for community. Loren wants to change the our view of the food movement, moving farmers to the forefront of the conversation. For more, go to #IStandWithFarmers. Read More

  • Fences | Martina Lynch | Change Food Fest

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    Martina Lynch, hip hop and spoken word artist and CEO of Taharka Brothers ice cream company, speaks about creating conversation through the art of storytelling and food. Taharka Brothers uses their award-winning ice creams, sorbets, and business initiatives to party for the right to fight for a better and brighter tomorrow. Watch her perform Fences, inspired by August Wilson, which was also interpreted into a ice cream flavor for Taharka Brothers. Read More

  • Food Computers & Democratizing Climate | Dan Blake | Change Food Fest

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    Daniel Blake, co-founder of OpenAg, is concerned with our current food production methods, from shipping food around the world to removing people from the process altogether. Does it have to be like this? What if we could democratize climate and bring food production to people around the world, despite the climate they live in? OpenAg is attempting to share this information, getting people back to the business of food. Read More

  • Creating a Local Food System | Cary Junior | Change Food Fest

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    Cary Junior, general manager of SEMPA, a rural farmer cooperative for farmers of color, is creating a local food system to get good food into food insecure areas in Detroit. They are creating jobs, supporting farmers, creating a connection with young urban farmers and rural farmers between Detroit and Ann Arbor. These two equations are fundamental to their work, 1. “cooperative production + food hub + markets = local food system” and 2. “sustainable agriculture + local food systems + nutrition education = food sovereignty”. What is the food economy … Read More

  • Food Unity: The Power of Choosing Local – Carol Lynn Jackson

    TEDxTryon

    When communities deeply connect with their local food sources/local growers the concept of “buying local” becomes more than a theory – it becomes a sustainable practice. Read More

  • What is “Glocal” – Jennifer Pate

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    Being a Glocal (Global Local) not in the business sense of the word, but in terms of us as human beings, is about embracing our place as locals at home on planet Earth. Using her most recent expedition, a … Read More

  • Creating an Edible Town In New York – Suzanne Barish

    TEDxBergen Community College

    Please Pick Project is a small example of how we can revolutionize our relationship with food and address many of the health and hunger problems that plague communities around the country and around the world. The initial purpose of this project was to create an edible town in Nyack, NY, thus connecting people to real food grown in real soil in the urban and suburban landscape, and to eliminate the many obstacles that we all face to accessing the healthy, organic food that we all need regularly. When good food … Read More

  • A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA – Ron Finley

    TED

    Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people … Read More