Videos: Environment

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  • Media & Transparency Can Change the Food System | Sam Fromartz | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Sam Fromartz, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network, tells a story about pesticide use in California that exposed some deep flaws in the food system. This story shows the importance of media and transparency, a focus that FERN, a news organization that produces reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health, will […]

  • It’s Time to Get on Board: Meatless Monday – Peggy Neu

    TEDxManhattan

    Peggy Neu discusses the influence of Meatless Monday, and how fostering this habit change can spark a much larger movement.

  • Why Bees Are Disappearing – Marla Spivak

    TED

    Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could […]

  • 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World – Paul Stamets

    TED

    Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu viruses.

  • The four fish we’re overeating — and what to eat instead – Paul Greenberg

    TED

    The way we fish for popular seafood such as salmon, tuna and shrimp is threatening to ruin our oceans. Paul Greenberg explores the sheer size and irrationality of the seafood economy, and suggests a few specific ways we can change it, to benefit both the natural world and the people who depend on fishing for […]

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

    TEDxManhattan

    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 […]

  • Are Insects the Future of Food? – Megan Miller

    TEDxManhattan

    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 […]

  • Meatless Monday – A Simple Idea Sparks a Global Healthy Food Movement – Peggy Neu

    TEDxManhattan

    People search health related topics overwhelmingly at the beginning of the week. Building on the related pattern, Meatless Monday encourages us to go meatless just one day each week in order to help reduce saturated fat in our diets. It turns out there are a bunch of other benefits too! Peggy Neu talks about how […]

  • Food, Fracking and Why I Love Richard Nixon – Peter Hoffman

    TEDxManhattan

    As a chef, Peter Hoffman always tried to buy local as much as possible, but also feels no guilt buying great, exotic foods from far away lands. He also wants to be conscious of the natural gas used in his kitchens. Peter discusses the risks of hydrofracking on the environment… and why he likes Richard Nixon.

  • Address the Excess: A Recipe for Cutting Food Waste – Peter Lehner

    TEDxManhattan

    Peter Lehner was once a mountain climber. When you carry 30 days of food on your back, the motto is strict: waste not, want not. At home our habits become much more relaxed. In the US, 40% of the food grown is wasted. Peter discusses his solutions to this huge problem.  

  • Seeds – The Buried Beginnings of Food – Simran Sethi

    TEDxManhattan

    Seeds are sex. They are the beginning and end, and the beginning again. Simran tells the story of seeds and how the world’s biodiversity is in jeopardy. Only four crops make up 50% of what is grown in the United States.

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

    TEDxManhattan

    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.