Barbara Askins is the President and CEO of the 125th Street Business Improvement District in New York City. She talks about the business of food and how it is changing the landscape in Harlem.
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.
Co-Founder of the Brooklyn-based documentary production company, Wicked Delicate, and co-creator of the Peabody award winning film, King Corn, Ian Cheney talks about his new film, Truck Farm.
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.
Producer of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” Laurie David has authored best-selling books, executive produced television specials & documentaries and has been called the Bono of climate change by Vanity Fair. Now she’s bringing it all home to her kitchen table.
FoodCorps: Ask Not What Your Country Can Feed You; Ask What You Can Feed Your Country. Co-Founder of the Brooklyn-based documentary production company Wicked Delicate and co-creator of the Peabody award winning film King Corn, Curt Ellis is now focused on launching the national AmeriCorps school garden program FoodCorps, which promises to combat childhood obesity […]
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.
President of the Dairy Education Alliance, Karen Hudson, talks about the dangers of industrial agriculture to public health, and how she stood up to stop it.
Dr. Scott Kahan is the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in their School of Public Health. He explains how our current food system predisposes us to eating unhealthy food.
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.
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.
Transforming School Food: Leveraging the Power of Public Procurement. Kathy Lawrence, Program Director of School Food FOCUS, discusses the broken school food system.