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Scott Norton, co-founder of Sir Kensington’s, talks about how the condiment got left behind. Sir Kensington’s mission is to bring integrity (and charm) to ordinary and overlooked food. They were challenged when they wanted to bring a vegan mayonnaise to market, but aquafaba, the thick viscous liquid in canned chickpeas, was the answer. They used […]
Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, digs deep to see if we are asking the right questions about how to feed the world. Viraj addresses the problems of food waste from farmers to consumers. At Gotham Greens, they are working to help the issue, cutting out the middleman and packaging “ugly” produce, playing […]
In collaboration with Kiss the Ground, Pashon Murray of Detroit Dirt narrates this story of soil and how it could save our planet and reverse climate change. Building healthy soil has the miraculous ability to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. It’s a story that has to be shared with the world. And it’s not just […]
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible – but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
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 […]
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.
Diane Hatz, Founder and Executive Director of Change Food, talks to the TEDActive 2013 audience about food waste and what you can do to minimize its impact.
Farm to Freezer is the 2013 winner of the TEDxManhattan Challenge. Cheryl Kollin talks about the origins of her organization and how they leverage perishable food and some elbow grease to feed the hungry year round. See how they did it!
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.
50 Million people in the United States are hungry, meaning they do not have enough food to feed their families. Food drives can help, but what about fresh, perishable food? Goodwill and technology comes together in AmpleHarvest.org to connect home gardeners with excess food and local food pantries.
A low tech solution can help keep produce two to four times longer. Fresh paper is infused with edible organic botanical extracts that help stop the growth of bacteria and fungus that lead to food spoilage. Kavita Shukla tells the story of how she went from her grandmother’s kitchen to selling fresh paper at farmer’s […]