Marcel Van Ooyen talks about scaling up local food distribution Greenmarket Co., NYC’s first and only food hub dedicated to supporting regional food producers by making their products available to wholesale buyers throughout the city.
Saru Jayaraman challenges us to answer the question, “do you eat ethically?” If you choose to go to restaurants that serve organic or fair trade produce, grass-fed meats, and other more sustainable options, you may think your answer is “yes.” But there is another component to eating with a conscience. Consider the people working in […]
Imagine your favorite baked goods, except made with cricket flour. If the idea of eating insects doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to reconsider – not only are they packed with nutrition, they’re being served at the world’s best restaurants, and perhaps most importantly, taking advantage of this untapped resource could help us avert […]
Lance Price uses DNA to track “superbugs,” or bacteria that are resistant to our best antibiotics, that are killing 23,000 Americans every year. On one hand, these bugs are becoming stronger from evolution. On the other hand, the constant presence of antibiotics is accelerating this process. In order to slow down the growth of superbugs, […]
Annemarie Colbin discusses what led her to her basic theory of nutrition—starting with her experience living in Argentina with her family as a child and following a vegetarian diet to exploring a macrobiotic diet as a young adult and eventually to pursuing her PhD. To read more about this speaker, click here.
Gary Hirshberg discusses the case for mandatory federal labeling of genetically engineered foods. He argues that the federal government’s failure to establish transparency about these foods is a breach in their responsibility to we, the people. Moreover, he believes that we all have a part in inciting the government to label genetically engineered foods. See […]
Anna Lappé took the TEDxManhattan stage to take on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food to children and teens, and asked the food industry to leave the parenting to the parents. Click here for Anna’s full bio.
Peter Lehner was once a mountain climber. When you carry 30 days of food on your back, the motto is strict: waste not, want not. At home our habits become much more relaxed. In the US, 40% of the food grown is wasted. Peter discusses his solutions to this huge problem.
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.
All 50 states have laws that protect animals from cruelty. We as a society believe that animals should be respected, but there is a disconnect between what we believe and the treatment that farm animals receive. Wayne Pacelle takes the TEDxManhattan stage to discuss a new, humane economy that is not only beneficial for us, but also beneficial […]
Transforming School Food: Leveraging the Power of Public Procurement. Kathy Lawrence, Program Director of School Food FOCUS, discusses the broken school food system.