Videos: Food Policy

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  • Why Genetically Engineered Foods Should be Labeled – Gary Hirshberg

    TEDxManhattan

    Gary Hirshberg discusses the case for mandatory federal labeling of genetically engineered foods. He argues that the federal government’s failure to establish transparency about these foods is a breach in their responsibility to we, the people. Moreover, he believes that we all have a part in inciting the government to label genetically engineered foods. See […]

  • 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.

  • Food Physics – Bill Yosses

    TEDxManhattan

    Bill Yosses was the executive pastry chef at the White House. Bill advocates for indulging in dessert with good ingredients but not let our desires run wild with our health. He talks about the need to engage young people through science and active lifestyles.

  • Who pays the “Farm Bill?” – Wenonah Hauter

    TEDxManhattan

    Wenonah Hauter tells the story of how Big Food companies produce chicken in the United States. She invites you to join the fight, vote with your fork, and take political action to help change food policy in America.

  • Veterans Food Production Program – Howard Hinterthuer

    TEDxManhattan

    TEDxManhattan Challenge 2012 winner, Howard Hinterthuer, discusses the organic therapy program for Veterans with PTSD. Gardening has been found to be very helpful to recovery.

  • From Fables to Labels – Urvashi Rangan

    TEDxManhattan

    Urvashi Rangan has studied labels at Consumer Reports for over a decade. Consumers will pay more for labels they believe add value to a product, but consumers are also misled to believe that labels mean more than they do. We need more truth, transparency and trust in our labels.

  • 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.

  • Great Tomatoes for All! – Michel Nischan

    TEDxManhattan

    Chef, restaurateur, award-winning cookbook author, Wholesome Wave CEO and leader in the sustainable food movement, Michel Nischan discusses food deserts and solutions to make healthy choice possible. How can we energize the superheroes in the communities that need them most?