Sunny Young, Program Manager of Good Food for Oxford Schools, spoke at TEDxManhattan 2014 about how good food can change everything. Zester Daily recently covered her work improving school food and educating kids about nutrition in Mississippi, where 40% of children are overweight or obese.
Artist and farmer Matthew Moore’s work is inspired by “the increasing disconnect between consumers and the source of their food.” He spoke at TEDxManhattan 2104 about why this matters, and how art can make a difference. Read about his work in a recent Zester Daily article.
Union Square Hospitality Group CEO and Founder Danny Meyer, NYC Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg and Food Tank co-Founder and President Danielle Nierenberg are among those who will take the stage at TEDxManhattan, “Changing the Way We Eat,” on March 7, 2015, in New York City. See the full list of confirmed speakers in the recent press release.
Megan Miller’s 2014 TEDxManhattan talk, “Are insects the future of food?” led to lots of media coverage of edible insects – and an investment in her company, Bitty Foods. The New York Times reports that, “after giving a presentation at the TEDxManhattan conference, [Megan] got the attention of the Florence Group, a business that the celebrity chef Tyler Florence helped found.” The Florence Group subsequently became an equity investor in Bitty Foods. Congratulations to Megan and her team!
Are crickets the future of food? Read Zester Daily’s article on 2014 TEDxManhattan speaker Megan Miller and her company, Bitty Foods.
2012 TEDxManhattan speaker Steve Ritz and his organization, Green Bronx Machine, were at TEDxManhattan 2014 showing off their indoor vertical gardens. Steve was interviewed offstage about his work. See his 2012 talk here.
Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), spoke at TEDxManhattan 2014 about conditions for restaurant workers. She was interviewed backstage about what diners can do to help.
Nikki Silvestri, Executive Director of Green for All, spoke at TEDxManhattan 2014 about building allies. She was also interviewed backstage about what makes someone a food activist.
Lance Price, a Professor at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, spoke backstage at TEDxManhattan about how consumers can fight back against the overuse of antibiotics in meat production. See his brief interview, or watch his full talk, “Factory Farms, Antibiotics & Superbugs.”
Peggy Neu, President of The Monday Campaigns, was interviewed offstage at TEDxManhattan 2014 about the enormous impact that little actions can have if undertaken collectively. Watch her 30-second interview, or her full talk.