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  • Food Tech Needs the Voice of Good Food | Diane Hatz | Change Food Fest

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    Diane Hatz, founder of Change Food, shares her observations (and pet peeves) about the food movement before kicking off an invigorating day of talks at the 2016 Change Food Fest in NYC. Listen in to hear her ideas for the future of collaboration and change – ensuring access to good food for all people. Read More

  • The Missing Ingredient for a Good Food System | Eric Kessler | Change Food Fest

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    Good food investors are very important in making a change to the food system. Eric Kessler, founder and senior managing director at Arabella Advisors, looks for good food products that contribute to health, sustainable agriculture, and affordable food for all. He discusses culture, policy change, and infrastructure as three essential elements to make it possible to provide good food for everyone. Read More

  • A subversive plot: how to grow a revolution in your own backyard – Roger Doiron


    Roger Doiron is founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a Maine-based nonprofit network of over 20,000 individuals from 100 countries who are taking a hands-on approach to relocalizing the global food supply. While Roger’s garden in Scarborough is well worth a visit, he is best known for the seeds of change he planted out of state. His successful proposal and petition campaign to replant a kitchen garden at the White House attracted over 100,000 signatures and broad international media coverage. The campaign was voted the grand prize winner … Read More

  • Reigniting the Soul of Farming – Nikiko Masumoto


    Farmer, performance artist and activist Nikiko Masumoto gives us her vision of what farming should be in her amazing talk/performance. Read More

  • Cultivating Equality in the Food System – Danielle Nierenberg


    Women are the world’s food producers, yet these working women are denied access to education, refused by banking and financial institutions, and ignored by extension agents and research organizations. Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of Food Tank, explains that we need more investment in women farmers so that they can have the same access to resources as men. Moreover, we need to create awareness, in order to recognize, honor, and value the work of women in our food system, and to listen to women farmers’ … Read More

  • Food Justice: A Vision Deeper Than the Problem – Anim Steel


    Anim Steel tells a vision of the Food Movement that draws from the promise of history starting with the land and leads to a just food system. Read More

  • Let’s Change the Food System Together – Diane Hatz


    Diane Hatz asks the TEDxManhattan community to come together to build a statement of principles for the food movement. The only we’re going to change the food system is if we do it together. Support the Food Movement’s Statement of Principles! The sustainable food movement is at a crossroads. For decades, organizations and individuals have been working to shift to a more sustainable, equitable food system. For the movement to succeed, there now needs to be more effective ways for the voices changing our food system to be heard, more … Read More

  • What the Food Movement Can Learn From History – Alison Cayne


    Owner of Haven’s Kitchen, Alison Cayne, explores some of the issues surrounding our current food system; from marketing to children to hunger to farmers rights. She argues that this has everything to do with politics and policy. At the heart of it, fair food is a fundamental human right – but right now there is a direct correlation between family income and access to these foods. What does our country’s history teach us about how we got here and how we can fix it? … Read More

  • Changing the Way We Give – Virginia Clarke


    In “Changing the Way We Give,” Virginia Clarke, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, reflects upon her upbringing in a large family in 1960s Los Angeles to challenge the ways we typically think of giving. She encourages the audience to explore the world of big ideas in order to influence the food system, where tools like shovels and knives are useful tools, but so is big money. Who are the funders behind food philanthropy? How can we change the way we give and therefore, change the … Read More

  • Vote Food – Tom Colicchio


    As a chef Tom Colicchio believes that high quality foods should be affordable and accessible to everybody. Unfortunately, that is not the current reality. Hunger is a real problem in the United States. We definitely have a social movement when it comes to the path towards a sustainable food system. Now it’s time to involve politics. Read More

  • Behind the Kitchen Door – Saru Jayaraman


    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 your restaurants – the server, the busser, the line cook. In the restaurant industry, workers rights are just as important to the sustainable food movement as the dishes you enjoy while there. Read More