Sam Polk, co-founder and CEO of Everytable and the founder and executive director of the non-profit Groceryships, shares his story and why he came to work at the intersection of poverty and obesity. His business model is making to-go food affordable for working moms, while also working to educate and support families about nutrition and […]
Tony Hillery, founder and director of Harlem Grown, shares the story of Harlem Grown and the community that they serve. The empty lot turned urban garden across the street from the first school they served, proved that if a kid plants it, they will eat it. The garden grew 38 pounds of produce the first […]
Justin Johnson, CEO and Founder of Sustainable|Kitchens, talks about bringing real food back into the institutional food service industry. He challenges chefs to think sustainably, moving from packaged foods with substantial waste and no taste, to whole foods while reducing costs, increasing sales, and keeping the customer happy.
Angel Rodriguez, VP of Community Economic Development (CED) for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), shares how a conversation with a single mom helped bring food to a community. In Philadelphia, where Angel’s team works, nearly half the population is food insecure. When they were asked what they wanted, the answer was obvious, the highest quality […]
Food pantries and food drives will not end hunger – they are a bandaid on a bigger problem. Joel Berg from the New York City Campaign Against Hunger explains how policy change is the only real way to end our problems with food.
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 […]
Former EPA attorney and current Food & Justice lawyer Michele Merkel discusses how she went from working with the EPA to hold factory farms accountable to suing the EPA for not their job to protect people and the environment from problems caused by these industrial complexes.
Stephen Ritz (Mr. Steve to his students) is the founder of Green Bronx Machine. Steve talks about the challenges that continue to face his students in the South Bronx and building the National Health & Wellness Center at PS55. The Center will send his students home with 100 lbs of vegetables each week that they […]
As a chef Tom Colicchio believes that high quality foods should be affordable and accessible to everybody. Unfortunately, that is not the current reality. Hunger is a real problem in the United States. We definitely have a social movement when it comes to the path towards a sustainable food system. Now it’s time to involve […]
Saru Jayaraman challenges us to answer the question, “do you eat ethically?” If you choose to go to restaurants that serve organic or fair trade produce, grass-fed meats, and other more sustainable options, you may think your answer is “yes.” But there is another component to eating with a conscience. Consider the people working in […]
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree represents Maine’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. She grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and today lives and farms in Maine. She talks about how her experience helps make bipartisan policy decisions in Washington.
Ann Cooper is the renegade lunch lady and she wants to put salad bars in schools across the country because hungry kids can’t learn, malnourished kids can’t think. She explains how we need to spend more to feed our kids more nutritious food in schools – it’s not as crazy as you think.