TEDxManhattan 2014

  • Let’s Change the Food System Together – Diane Hatz

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    Diane Hatz asks the TEDxManhattan community to come together to build a statement of principles for the food movement. The only we’re going to change the food system is if we do it together. Support the Food Movement’s Statement of Principles! The sustainable food movement is at a crossroads. For decades, organizations and individuals have been working to shift to a more sustainable, equitable food system. For the movement to succeed, there now needs to be more effective ways for the voices changing our food system to be heard, more … Read More

  • Hunting For Food – Race, Class and Access in New York City – Regina Bernard-Carreno

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    Dr. Bernard-Carreno shares her narrative of a changing food-purchasing landscape in New York City, as well as the underlying social, racial, and economic implications of what is available for purchase where and how we can optimize community gardening programs to be more equitable and mutually beneficial. Read More

  • Changing the Way Los Angeles Students Eat in Schools – David Binkle

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    David Binkle tackles the question: Can we make school children eat healthy foods and actually enjoy it? As the Director of Food Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Binkle reminds the audience that there is always a solution to the complex issues in the food system, and they provide us with massive opportunities. If the children in our schools are our future, we need to critically analyze who is consuming the foods that we are preparing for the public to consume. Read More

  • What the Food Movement Can Learn From History – Alison Cayne

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    Owner of Haven’s Kitchen, Alison Cayne, explores some of the issues surrounding our current food system; from marketing to children to hunger to farmers rights. She argues that this has everything to do with politics and policy. At the heart of it, fair food is a fundamental human right – but right now there is a direct correlation between family income and access to these foods. What does our country’s history teach us about how we got here and how we can fix it? … Read More

  • Changing the Way We Give – Virginia Clarke

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    In “Changing the Way We Give,” Virginia Clarke, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, reflects upon her upbringing in a large family in 1960s Los Angeles to challenge the ways we typically think of giving. She encourages the audience to explore the world of big ideas in order to influence the food system, where tools like shovels and knives are useful tools, but so is big money. Who are the funders behind food philanthropy? How can we change the way we give and therefore, change the … Read More

  • Vote Food – Tom Colicchio

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    As a chef Tom Colicchio believes that high quality foods should be affordable and accessible to everybody. Unfortunately, that is not the current reality. Hunger is a real problem in the United States. We definitely have a social movement when it comes to the path towards a sustainable food system. Now it’s time to involve politics. Read More

  • In Praise of Big Organic – Myra Goodman

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    Myra Goodman, founder of Earthbound Farms, the largest organic producer in North America, explains the environmental, health, and economic benefits of expanding the organic movement to large-scale farms. Read More

  • How Big Business Had the Right Idea But Went Wrong – Andrew Gunther

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    Our food system is abusive. Our food system is polluting our waterways and land, taking advantage of labor, neglecting animal welfare, and creating antibiotic resistant bacteria. Andrew Gunther discusses how we got here and how animals raised on pasture can help solve these problems. His organization, Animal Welfare Approved, educates consumers about products that meet their strict standards. Read More

  • Behind the Kitchen Door – Saru Jayaraman

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    Saru Jayaraman challenges us to answer the question, “do you eat ethically?” If you choose to go to restaurants that serve organic or fair trade produce, grass-fed meats, and other more sustainable options, you may think your answer is “yes.” But there is another component to eating with a conscience. Consider the people working in your restaurants – the server, the busser, the line cook. In the restaurant industry, workers rights are just as important to the sustainable food movement as the dishes you enjoy while there. Read More

  • Are Insects the Future of Food? – Megan Miller

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    Imagine your favorite baked goods, except made with cricket flour. If the idea of eating insects doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to reconsider – not only are they packed with nutrition, they’re being served at the world’s best restaurants, and perhaps most importantly, taking advantage of this untapped resource could help us avert a global food crisis. Megan Miller, creator of Bitty Foods, will convince you to start eating insects. Read More