Michaela Ritz: Today I’m here at TEDxManhattan to represent Green Bronx Machine, and I’m here to change the way people eat. Steve: One student at a time, one classroom at a time. Michaela: If you tell people how they can grow and prepare their own food, they’re more inclined to eat it. Steve: Plant by […]
Consumers are changing the food system. I think there’s a huge paradigm shift going on of people actually reading labels and demanding better products and trying to understand what are in their products. I think it’s a really healthy shift, and I think the more – especially those of us that are manufacturers – can […]
If a consumer wants to do something, if they’re really motivated and like, “I want to make a change, I want to change the food system” – it’s simple! Just stop eating so much processed food. You don’t have to cut it all out; try one thing at a time and look for fruits and […]
I think that consumers need to take some responsibility for the food they eat. I think they need to educate themselves. It’s not hard. With the web today, go online. What are the ingredients in the food? You hear a term – what does it mean? Does it mean anything? Does “cage-free” really mean anything? […]
This has been happening for some time, but just asking, being curious about their food, wanting to know where it comes from; whether it’s a radish or it’s a pig or a chicken or a carrot or an apple. It’s also important to have contact with a farmer himself, to know the farmer, to understand […]
What consumers can start to do is actually read ingredient labels to start to understand what’s in their food and start to question how our food is being sourced. We spend far more time investigating what kind of car to buy than we do what kind of food to put in our body. If consumers […]
I think the important thing for every consumer to understand: food is medicine, food is part of what makes them a whole person. So get to understand your food, get to understand where it comes from, and understand that food is a journey.
The more we can buy real food, the more we can buy sustainable food, or local food, or organic food. We make a difference. We help producers and then we can become better consumers.
Consumers make a difference every day with the food choices that they make. What’s so fabulous is every time you spend a dollar, if you spend the dollar towards good food, rather than bad food, you’re helping to make a change. So just the idea that every choice you make is a choice for the […]
You know there’s so many reasons to be encouraged by what’s happening in the market place. You know, just the emphasis on local, on sustainable, and then how many times now do you see these labels that say raised without antibiotics, or no antibiotics ever? I mean that, that message is getting out there and […]