TEDxManhattan and “Our Global Kitchen” at AMNH

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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 Anna Lappé (Author) are interviewed.

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  • About Kavita Shukla

    Founder and CEO Fenugreen

    Kavita M. Shukla is the Inventor and Founder/CEO of Fenugreen, a pioneer in the movement towards sustainable, active, natural food ...read more.

  • About Stephen Ritz

    Chief Eternal Optimist Green Bronx Machine

    Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator who believes that students shouldn't have to leave their community to live, learn, ...read more.

  • About Paul Willis

    Farmer & Founder Niman Ranch Pork Company

    Paul Willis is a 5th generation family farmer and founder of the Niman Ranch Pork Company. He has owned and ...read more.

  • About Anna Lappé

    Author and Founder Small Planet Institute

    Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund. ...read more.


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