Videos: TEDxManhattan 2012

  • From Fables to Labels – Urvashi Rangan

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    Urvashi Rangan has studied labels at Consumer Reports for over a decade. Consumers will pay more for labels they believe add value to a product, but consumers are also misled to believe that labels mean more than they do. We need more truth, transparency and trust in our labels.

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

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    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.

  • Can a Simple Piece of Paper Change the Way We Eat? – Kavita Shukla

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    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 […]

  • Raising Pigs and Problems – Saying No to Antibiotics in Animal Feed – David Wallinga, M.D.

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    Bacteria are all around us. Some are very close to becoming resistant to all the antibiotics we have. 74% of antibiotics are used in animal feed, not to treat sick animals. Dr. David Wallinga talks about the how the food system got where it is and how it can be improved.