Videos: Business of Food

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  • Vulnerability Is the New Black | Adam Eskin | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Adam Eskin, founder and CEO of Dig Inn, talks about victory gardens and the capacity of Americans to unite and support one another in times of need. He suggests that there is another way to do business, by investing in personal relationships, sharing challenges and struggles, and also sharing successes – by being vulnerable – […]

  • Markets & Food Tech Will Save the World | Bruce Friedrich | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Bruce Friedrich, executive director of The Good Food Institute, talks about how food tech will “save the world.” The current process of animal agriculture is entrenching the world in global poverty, and it’s bad for the environment, bad for global health and bad for animals. Good Food Institute is looking at creating a plant based […]

  • Gatorade is the New Cigarette – Kurt Beecher


    Kurt Beecher Dammeier’s talk compares the early media campaigns of cigarettes to that of today’s advertising of sports drinks like Gatorade, and warns that the health consequences of sugary drinks may be on par with cigarettes.

  • In Defense of Food Series – Michael Pollan

    PBS – In Defense of Food

    Join New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to find out what we should eat to be healthy. Pollan cuts through today’s barrage of conflicting dietary messages and makes it simple to enjoy food and stay healthy. This is a playlist of 20 educational clips. Click the icon in the top […]

  • The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil

    Rainforest Action Network

    What’s really in that snack food? Too frequently, the answer is palm oil produced with modern day slavery, child labor, and worker and human rights abuses. Sacrificing the lives, health, and safety of the people who work on palm oil plantations is far too high a price to pay for the cheap palm oil used […]

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


    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.

  • The Convergence of Casual and Fine – Danny Meyer


    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 […]

  • Changing the Way We Give – Virginia Clarke


    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 […]

  • In Praise of Big Organic – Myra Goodman


    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.

  • How the Humane Sausage Gets Made – Maisie Ganzler


    Maisie (Greenawalt) Ganzler works for the Bon Appétit Management Company providing café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities. She has spent years working to purchase more humane and sustainable supplies. It’s not as simple as signing a bigger check. It has been a complex education, and this is what she learned.

  • Good Foods Taste Great – David McInerney


    David McInerney travels the country talking with farmers as the founder of Fresh Direct, and understanding their challenges. Farmers should be encouraged to grow food that tastes great and rewarded for not taking shortcuts. Customers also need to guided into buying what is seasonal, tasty and nutritious, rather than just buying the few vegetables that are […]

  • BrightFarms – A Produce Supply Chain Revolution – Paul Lightfoot


    Most produce travels hundreds or thousands of miles to get to the grocery store shelves. It travels well, but taste and flavor are sacrificed for longevity. How about zero-miles-to-store? Paul Lightfoot tells us about Bright Farms which finances and builds greenhouse farms on the roofs of grocery stores. Now that’s “Fresh!”