TEDxManhattan 2015

  • Bucket Brigades and the Fight Against Hunger – Joel Berg

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    Food pantries and food drives will not end hunger – they are a bandaid on a bigger problem. Joel Berg from the New York City Campaign Against Hunger explains how policy change is the only real way to end our problems with food. Read More

  • How Ugly, Unloved Food Can Change the World – Dana Cowin

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    In this 2015 TEDxManhattan talk, Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin explains how ugly fruits and vegetables – produce that doesn’t look perfect – can go a long way to helping end the massive problem with food waste. Read More

  • Why is Organic Food so *#@! Expensive?? – Ali Partovi

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    Do you ever wonder why organic food is so expensive?  Ali Partovi explains that it’s not because the food is more expensive to grow – find out the real reason why you pay more for organic. Read More

  • #GimmeFive – Debra Eschmeyer

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    Debra Eschmeyer, head of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and nutrition advisor to the White House, updates us on the Let’s Move program and discusses the #GimmeFive campaign developed to celebrate Let’s Move’s five year anniversary.  And she does some pretty mean push ups too! … Read More

  • Fare Wellness: Back to Our Roots – Robert Graham

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    Dr. Robert Graham not only helps doctors learn about food, nutrition and cooking, he is a firm believer in food as medicine.  Find out how he’s changing food in hospitals. Read More

  • We Are What We Eat – Henry Hargreaves

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    Photographer Henry Hargreaves shares with us what end of the world advocates, or doomsday preppers, are doing to preserve and save food for the end of life as we know it.  Through a photo essay in which he recreates meals and food that people around the country are saving, Henry shows us different ways people think about food. Read More

  • Don’t Let the Good Food Movement Become Only Feel Good – Kendra Kimbirauskas

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    Kendra Kimbirauskas discusses the problems with factory farms or CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations). More than ever, we are experiencing unprecedented growth of factory farms in rural communities, even though consumers are more educated. Despite all of the good work of the Good Food movement, factory farms continue to expand across the United States.  Kendra discusses the numerous factors leading to this growth, including money in politics, international trade deals and misleading marketing. She urges the food movement to move past greenwashing and superficial change to discover the … Read More

  • Reigniting the Soul of Farming – Nikiko Masumoto

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    Farmer, performance artist and activist Nikiko Masumoto gives us her vision of what farming should be in her amazing talk/performance. Read More

  • Using the Legal System to Fight Factory Farms – Michele Merkel

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    Former EPA attorney and current Food & Justice lawyer Michele Merkel discusses how she went from working with the EPA to hold factory farms accountable to suing the EPA for not their job to protect people and the environment from problems caused by these industrial complexes. Read More

  • The Convergence of Casual and Fine – Danny Meyer

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    Danny Meyer discusses the transformation of the dining experience in today’s world, as the emergence of upscale restaurants to fast food chains has resulted in a popular fusion of the two. Addressing how people’s experience with food & dining has been affected by technological, cultural, and social changes, his talk is a profound and refreshing perspective on the truly restorative purpose and effect of food & dining in our everyday lives. Read More