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CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT: Join our CEO at TEDx Manhattan this Saturday

20 Jan

2754886941-3This Saturday, January 21st, TED Manhattan will take over the Times Center for “Changing the Way We Eat.”

The details: 10 a.m. to 5:15 pm at the Times Center, 242 W. 41st. St. (between Seventh and Eighth aves.); 212-556-4300

The thoughtful, inspiring and educational talks from people of various expertise and viewpoints in every field imaginable, has made TED a household word, provoking conversations that matter across the country and globe. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission “ideas worth spreading.” The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

Tomorrow, “Changing the way we eat,” will feature speakers from the world of food, politics and science. Butter Beans is committed to doing our part in revolutionizing school food and connecting this generation of youth to their food systems with a vision of just food policy in our future. If you are able to, come join our CEO and Co-Founder Belinda DiGiambattista who will be in attendance tomorrow at the Times Center.

The day’s line-up:

10:30am Session 1- Issues
TED Video
Dr. David Wallinga, Antibiotic Resistance
Wenonah Hauter, Food/Farming Consolidation in Poultry Industry
Dr. Robert S. Lawrence, Health/Meat Reduction/Consumption
Patty Cantrell, New Roads to Markets
Urvashi Rangan, Labeling and the Controversy Around it


1:20pm Session 2- Impact
TED video
Fred Kirschenmann, Soil
Michelle Hughes, GrowNYC – Immigrant Farming
Mitchell Davis, How Taste Affects Food Behavior
Wayne Pacelle, Impact of Factory Farming
Howard Hinterthuer, Veteran’s Food Production Project
Stephen Ritz, Edible Food Walls and How They’re Changing Students’ Lives.

3:15pm-3:45pm Break

3:45pm-5:35pm Session 3- Innovation
TED Video
Cara Rosaen, Online System for Restaurant Goers to Find Out Where Their Food Came From
Marianne Cufone, Recirculating Farms, What They Are and How They’re Helping People
Stefani Bardin video
Kerry McLean, Green Cart Program in NYC
Paul Lightfoot, Commercial Hydroponics on Top of Stores
Frieda Lim video
Kavita Shukla, Organic Paper That Keeps Produce Fresh
Gary Oppenheimer, Food Pantries and Food Distribution

For those of you unable to attend, the talks will be webcast online and at viewing parties through the city (click here for live webcast and viewing party information).

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