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Join TEDxManhattan webcast "Changing the Way We Eat"

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10:30  Session 1:  EXPAND

Intro – Brian Halweil, Editor, Edible East End; Publisher, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn

Peggy Neu, President, The Monday Campaigns – “Meatless Monday: a simple idea goes global”

Intro – Kathy Lawrence, Program Director, School Food FOCUS

Michael Rozyne, Executive Director, Red Tomato – “Local food distribution, all that’s invisible to the eaters”

Intro – Tama Wong, Principal, Meadows and More

Megan Miller, Founder, Bitty Foods – “Crickets as protein source”

Film clip – Steve Ritz, Founder, Green Bronx Machine

Intro – Michel Nischan, President/CEO, Wholesome Wave

Andrew Gunther, Program Director, Animal Welfare Approved – “How big business had the right idea but went wrong”

Intro – David McInerney, Co-Founder, FreshDirect

Dr. Lance Price, Professor, George Washington University – “How antibiotic use in food animal production can negatively affect human health”

Intro – Bill Yosses, Executive Pastry Chef, The White House

David Binkle, Director of Food Services, Los Angeles Unified School District – “Changing What Students Eat At School”

12:30  LUNCH  (Webcast offline)

1:40  Session 2:  COLLABORATE

Video – San Van Aken – Tree of 40 Fruits, Artist

Intro – Stefani Bardin, Faculty, The New School

Matt Moore, Family Farmer, Artist, Activist, The Digital Farm Collective – “Social change artists and the food movement”

Intro – Maisie Ganzler, Vice President, Bon Appetit Management Company

Regina Bernard-Carreno, Assistant Professor, Baruch College, CUNY – “Hunting for Food: Race, Class and Access in New York City”

Intro – Ann Cooper, Founder, Food Family Farming Foundation

Sunny Young, Director, Edufood Consulting – “School food in Mississippi”

Intro – Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch

Virginia Clarke, Executive Director, Sustainable Agriculture and Food  Systems Funders – “Changing the way we give”

Intro – LaDonna Redmond, Founder, Campaign for Food Justice Now

Alison Cayne, Owner, Havens Kitchen – “The food movement in historical context”

Intro – Elizabeth Meltz, Director of Food Safety and Sustainability, Batali/Bastianich Hospitality Group

Nikki Silvestri, Executive Director, Green for All – “The complexity and rich experience of building true allies while working to create change”

BREAK  3:40   (Webcast offline)

4:20   Session 3:  GROW

Intro – Mitchell Davis, Executive Vice President, James Beard Foundation

Myra Goodman, Co-founder, Earthbound Farm – “In praise of big organic”

Intro – Kerry McLean, Director of Community Development, WHEDco

Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) – “Restaurant workers”

Intro – Cheryl Kollin, Founding Principal, Full Plate Ventures

Clint Smith, Educator, Parkdale High School – “Resilience: Reframing the Narrative Around Our Students”

Intro – Peter Hoffman, Chef/Owner, Back Forty and Back Forty West

Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives (Maine) – “Congress and a sustainable food system”

Intro – Kenneth Cook, President and Co-founder, Environmental Working Group

Tom Colicchio, Chef/Owner, Craft Restaurants; Head Judge “Top Chef,” Cookbook Author – “Vote food”

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  • Helen

    The videos will remain available on TEDx. I especially liked Tama Wong's comment about appreciating the value of what Nature has already provided and integrating this precious wildness with commercial agriculture. Integration is even easier at the community or home garden level.

    March 2, 2014

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