TEDxManhattan 2013

Favorite Videos from TEDxManhattan 2013

Good Foods Taste Great


Good Foods Taste Great. David McInerney, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

FreshDirect’s co-founder, David McInerney, travels the world meeting with hundreds of farmers, fisherman, and ranchers to source the healthiest, freshest, highest quality foods in existence for FreshDirect’s customers. During his travels, McInerney has become keenly aware that there is a fundamental flaw in our food system, which forces our farmers to grow food for transport rather than taste.

Changing the Way We Feed Our Children


Lunch Lessons, Changing the Way We Feed Our Children. Ann Cooper, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, Ann Cooper has been a chef for more than 30 years including positions with Holland America Cruises, Radisson Hotels, Telluride Ski Resort as well as serving as Executive Chef at the renowned Putney Inn in Vermont. In 2009, Ann founded the Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) as a nonprofit focusing on solutions to the school food crisis.

Food Physics


Food Physics. Bill Yosses, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

Bill Yosses spent his early career in France at pastry meccas such as Fauchon, La Maison du Chocolat, and LeNĂ´tre. In 2005 he became pastry chef at The Dressing Room Restaurant, working with chef Michel Nischan and with the actor/philanthropist, Paul Newman. Bill helped develop “The Dinner Party Project” in New York City where chefs teach kids about healthy food choices and how to prepare a dinner party for their parents.

As Pastry Chef of the White House he has been closely involved with Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move initiative with the goal of reducing childhood health problems related to diet. Working in the White House garden has been his most important inspiration to date.

Cutting Food Waste


Address the Excess: A Recipe for Cutting Food Waste. Peter Lehner, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

According to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans are tossing up to 40 percent of the food supply each year, along with all the resources used to produce food that never gets eaten. Food waste occurs at home, on the farm, and in supermarkets.

In this TEDx Talk, NRDC’s executive director Peter Lehner explores the low-tech, tried-and-true solutions proven to reduce food waste and save money for consumers and businesses alike. It’s essential that we start putting more of these solutions into action.

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.

Why Genetically Engineered Foods Should be Labeled


Why Genetically Engineered Foods Should be Labeled. Gary Hirshberg, TEDxManhattan, 2013.

Gary Hirshberg is Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, and Managing Director of Stonyfield Europe, with organic brands in Ireland, and France.

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.