TEDxManhattan 2011

  • In Harlem, a Business Culture for Healthy Eating – Barbara Askins

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    Barbara Askins is the President and CEO of the 125th Street Business Improvement District in New York City. She talks about the business of food and how it is changing the landscape in Harlem. Read More

  • Rebuilding our Food System Infrastructure – Michael Conard

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    Michael Conard, Assistant Director at the Urban Design Lab, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, discusses the new distribution systems needed for changing the food system. Read More

  • Truck Farm – Ian Cheney

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    Co-Founder of the Brooklyn-based documentary production company, Wicked Delicate, and co-creator of the Peabody award winning film, King Corn, Ian Cheney talks about his new film, Truck Farm. Read More

  • Turning the Farm Bill into the Food Bill – Ken Cook

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    President of the Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook, discusses the Farm Bill, the massive subsides paid to industrial farmers and how we can all act to help advocate and improve this important legislation. Read More

  • Dinner Makes a Difference – Laurie David

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    Producer of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” Laurie David has authored best-selling books, executive produced television specials & documentaries and has been called the Bono of climate change by Vanity Fair. Now she’s bringing it all home to her kitchen table. Read More

  • FoodCorps – Curt Ellis

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    FoodCorps: Ask Not What Your Country Can Feed You; Ask What You Can Feed Your Country. Co-Founder of the Brooklyn-based documentary production company Wicked Delicate and co-creator of the Peabody award winning film King Corn, Curt Ellis is now focused on launching the national AmeriCorps school garden program FoodCorps, which promises to combat childhood obesity while training a new generation of farmers. Read More

  • From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World – Brian Halweil

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    Long live the Food Movement! Brian Halweil, publisher of “Edible Manhattan,” discusses the problems with the global food system and the solutions he’s found cropping up everywhere. Read More

  • The Hidden Price Tag of Industrial Agriculture – Karen Hudson

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    President of the Dairy Education Alliance, Karen Hudson, talks about the dangers of industrial agriculture to public health, and how she stood up to stop it. Read More

  • Why We Eat the Way We Eat – Scott Kahan

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    Dr. Scott Kahan is the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in their School of Public Health. He explains how our current food system predisposes us to eating unhealthy food. Read More

  • The Measure of All Things – Frederick Kaufman

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    Professor Frederick Kaufman from the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism discusses the major research projects currently underway to develop actual metrics to define what sustainable food is. Read More