For generations farm families have been sending their children on career paths off the farm as opportunities abound elsewhere. Farmers over the age of 65 now outnumber farmers under the age of 35 by 6 to 1. Some young farmers are bucking the trend and caring for the land by growing food.
In just the past century, livestock production has shifted from pasture based farms to factory operations. This overcrowding of livestock for meat production isn’t just inhumane for the animals, but also pollutes the air and water for people living nearby. Steve Wing talks about the impact of factory farms on the environment and the people.
Tama Matsuoka Wong was a corporate attorney. Now she’s a forager. When she started gardening in her New Jersey backyard, she quickly realized that weeds would take over her garden. Tama tells us about her Japanese culture and realizing that what some call “weeds” are delicacies in other parts of the world.
Bill Yosses was the executive pastry chef at the White House. Bill advocates for indulging in dessert with good ingredients but not let our desires run wild with our health. He talks about the need to engage young people through science and active lifestyles.
TEDxManhattan hosted the third annual “Changing the Way We Eat” conference on February 16, 2013. The night before, speakers and attendees got an inside look at “Our Global Kitchen” at the American Museum of Natural History. Dana Gunders (NRDC), Kavita Shukla (Fenugreen), Stephen Ritz (Green Bronx Machine), Paul Willis (Niman Ranch), Barry Estabrook (Journalist), and […]
In 2013 students from the Calhoun School on the upper west side of Manhattan and students from the Hyde Leadership Charter School in the Bronx (led by teachers David Hyman and Stephen Ritz) got together to build the stage sign for the annual TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” event.