Videos: Local Food

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  • BrightFarms – A Produce Supply Chain Revolution – Paul Lightfoot

    TEDxManhattan

    Most produce travels hundreds or thousands of miles to get to the grocery store shelves. It travels well, but taste and flavor are sacrificed for longevity. How about zero-miles-to-store? Paul Lightfoot tells us about Bright Farms which finances and builds greenhouse farms on the roofs of grocery stores. Now that’s “Fresh!”

  • AmpleHarvest.org – A Homegrown Solution to Hunger – Gary Oppenheimer

    TEDxManhattan

    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.

  • Green Bronx Machine – Growing Our Way into a New Economy – Stephen Ritz

    TEDxManhattan

    Stephen Ritz is not a farmer. He’s a parent, a resident and a teacher. He noticed his students were getting fatter and sicker. This is Steve’s crusade to get his students to eat healthy by learning to grow their food and their community.

  • Rebuilding our Food System Infrastructure – Michael Conard

    TEDxManhattan

    Michael Conard, Assistant Director at the Urban Design Lab, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, discusses the new distribution systems needed for changing the food system.

  • From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World – Brian Halweil

    TEDxManhattan

    Long live the Food Movement! Brian Halweil, publisher of “Edible Manhattan,” discusses the problems with the global food system and the solutions he’s found cropping up everywhere.

  • The Measure of All Things – Frederick Kaufman

    TEDxManhattan

    Professor Frederick Kaufman from the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism discusses the major research projects currently underway to develop actual metrics to define what sustainable food is.

  • Local Food Nation – Lucas Knowles

    TEDxManhattan

    Lucas Knowles is the USDA Coordinator for “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.” He demonstrates the huge demand for local sustainable food through three promising approaches.

  • Windowfarms: Research and Do it Yourself – Britta Riley

    TEDxManhattan

    Artist and innovator, Britta Riley, explains R&D-I-Y. Using social media and mass participation, the community has researched and developed her unique approach to growing food in small urban apartments using a window, plastic bottles and some plants. Join in: research and develop it yourself.

  • Building a Slow Food Nation – Josh Viertel

    TEDxManhattan

    Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA, dreams of a world where fruit is cheaper than fruit loops and there are more school gardens than McDonald’s has franchises.