Category Archives: TEDxManhattan 2013

TEDx Manhattan 2013

Marketing Food to Children

Marketing Food to Children Anna Lappe, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

Author and activist Anna Lappe takes on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food, soda, and fast food to children and teens. With diet-related related illnesses alarmingly on the rise, pervasive marketing of junk food to kids is downright dangerous.

Seeds – The Buried Beginnings of Food

Seeds: The Buried Beginnings of Food. Simran Sethi, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

The buried foundations of food and future-food are slowly disappearing. Environmental journalist Simran Sethi takes us beneath our plates to explore the erosion of what we grow and eat. Through an exploration of agricultural biodiversity, seed monocultures and consolidation, and the small-scale farmers who continue to grow much of the world’s food, Simran explains what we all can do to ensure the security and sovereignty of our seed and food.

Soil & Sacrament

Soil & Sacrament. Fred Bahnson, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

From monks raising oyster mushrooms in South Carolina to Pentecostal coffee roasters in Washington to young Jewish farmers in Connecticut, Fred Bahnson tells the stories of a vibrant and hopeful new American spirituality taking root across the land, and how these faith communities are pointing the way to becoming more truly alive.

Food + Justice = Democracy

Food + Justice = Democracy. LaDonna Redmond, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

LaDonna Redmond joined the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 2011 as the Senior Program Associate in Food and Justice. A long-time community activist, she has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban agriculture projects, started a community grocery store, and worked on federal farm policy to expand access to healthy food in low-income communities.