2014

Experience the Most Groundbreaking Ideas of the Food Movement: TEDxManhattan Releases 2014's Brilliant Array of Speaker Videos

NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the revolutionary March 1st TEDxManhattan live NYC event, Ken Cook, President of Environmental Working Group, gave voice to what every viewer across the U.S. and around the globe was thinking: "TEDxManhattan has changed the food movement."

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Just released and available now on the TEDxManhattan YouTube channel is the outstanding collection of talks that made "Changing the Way We Eat" 2014 an international phenomenon. During the one-day event, industry experts gave talks exploring the state of the food system and progress toward sustainability in eating and farming.

Experience the incredible, action-inspiring ideas of food movement trailblazers:

  • Regina Bernard-Carreno (Baruch College, CUNY) – Hunting for Food: Race, Class and Access in New York City
  • David Binkle, Los Angeles Unified School District – Los Angeles Unified School District: Changing What Students Eat At School
  • Alison Cayne, Haven's Kitchen – The Food Movement in Historical Context
  • Virginia Clarke, Sustainable Agriculture Food System Funders – The Role of Philanthropy in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
  • Tom Colicchio, Craft Restaurant – Vote Food
  • Myra Goodman, Earthbound Farm – In Praise of Big Organic
  • Andrew Gunther, Animal Welfare Approved – How Big Business Had the Right Idea but Went Wrong
  • Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – Restaurant Workers
  • Megan Miller, Bitty – Crickets as a Protein Source
  • Peggy Neu, The Monday Campaigns – Meatless Monday: A Simple Idea Goes Global
  •  Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, U.S. House of Representatives (Maine) - Congress and a Sustainable Food System
  • Lance Prince, George Washington University – The Negative Effects on Human Health of Antibiotic Use in Animal Production
  • Michael Rozyne, Red Tomato – Local Food Distribution: All That's Invisible to the Eaters
  • Nikki Silvestri, Green for All – The Complexity and Rich Experience of Building True Allies
  • Clint Smith, Parkdale High School – Resilience: Reframing the Narrative Around Our Students
  • Matthew Moore, The Digital Farm Collective – Social Change Artists and the Food Movement
  • Sunny Young, Good Food for Oxford Schools (TEDxManhattan Challenge winner) - School Food in Mississippi

Inspire change in communities and organizations and keep the momentum going by showing TEDxManhattan's remarkable talks in the home and at events. The lead sponsor of the event was the nonprofit program Change Food.

About TEDxManhattan

TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" is licensed and organized by Diane Hatz, Founder and Executive Director of Change Food. The first event took place in February 2011; the fourth event took place on March 1, 2014.  Over 13,000 computers tuned into the March 1st event along with 160 viewing parties around the country and even parts of the world.  The Twitter reach was 8 million people. 

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat", where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxManhattan event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. (www.tedxmanhattan.org)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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