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  • Creating an Edible Town In New York – Suzanne Barish

    TEDxBergen Community College

    Please Pick Project is a small example of how we can revolutionize our relationship with food and address many of the health and hunger problems that plague communities around the country and around the world. The initial purpose of this project was to create an edible town in Nyack, NY, thus connecting people to real […]

  • This Computer Will Grow Your Food In The Future – Caleb Harper

    TED

    What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper’s “food computers” and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look […]

  • A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA – Ron Finley

    TED

    Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

  • The Secret Ingredient for Ending World Hunger – Raj Patel

    TED MED

    Author, activist and academic Raj Patel introduces a novel “technology” to global farming that can help decrease chronic child malnutrition and ensure food sovereignty.

  • The Case for Fish Farming – Mike Velings

    TED

    We’re headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish from the ocean than it can naturally replace. In this fact-packed, eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and conservationist Mike Velings proposes a solution: Aquaculture, or fish farming. “We must start […]

  • The Food You Eat – James Miner

    TEDxBeaconStreet

    How much do you know about the food you eat? Have you ever wondered how far it travels to get to you, or how much water was consumed to produce it? The more you know, the more you’ll be interested in the future of food and its increasingly important role in the design of our […]

  • Growing food, growing community: the example of the Hawley Hamlet – Tim Rinne

    TEDxLincoln

    Since 2010, Tim and his wife have gone from a measly little tomato patch to six tenths of an acre (the equivalent of roughly 65 yards of a football field). They have planted over 50 fruit and nut trees and two dozen berry beds, set up two chicken coops and two beehives, and now have […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reigniting the Soul of Farming – Nikiko Masumoto

    TEDxManhattan

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

  • Cultivating Equality in the Food System – Danielle Nierenberg

    TEDxManhattan

    Women are the world’s food producers, yet these working women are denied access to education, refused by banking and financial institutions, and ignored by extension agents and research organizations. Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of Food Tank, explains that we need more investment in women farmers so that they can have the same access to resources […]

  • Food Justice: A Vision Deeper Than the Problem – Anim Steel

    TEDxManhattan

    Anim Steel tells a vision of the Food Movement that draws from the promise of history starting with the land and leads to a just food system.