Next Month’s TEDxManhattan Is All About Food

Tama Matsuoka Wong.
Tama Matsuoka Wong. Photo: Thomas Schauer/Courtesy Meadows and More

Next month’s TEDxManhattan conference, which is sold out but will be live-streamed on the Internet, features a diverse group of chefs, policy-makers, and hunter-gatherer activist types including Daniel forager Tama Matsuoka Wong and Back Forty chef Peter Hoffman, who’ll speak on fracking and local food systems. Spring is coming; sustainable food is on the agenda, of course; and the future of your appetite is no doubt at stake. Here’s a look at the full lineup.

Tama Matsuoka Wong, MeadowsandMore - Foraging weeds and changing the way we eat to include weeds

Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm - GMO labeling

Peter Lehner, Executive Director of Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC (and former chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office)

Fred Bahnson, Wake University School of Divinity - Food and faith movement

Simran Sethi, journalist, author and educator - Saving seeds, by growing food

Peter Hoffman
, Back West and Back West Forty - Fracking

Maisie Greenawalt, Bon Appetit Management Company - The realities behind a large company going sustainable

Anna Lappe, Small Planet Institute - Marketing food to children

Annemarie Colbin
, Founder and CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York - Theoretical framework for understanding food

Ann Cooper, Food Family Farming Foundation - Solutions to the school food crisis

Lindsey Shute, National Young Farmers Coalition - New Generation of Young Farmers in the US

Steve Wing, University of North Carolina - Community health impacts of factory farm animal production

• Cheryl Kollin, Full Plate Ventures - Feeding fresh food to the hungry

• David McInerney, Co-Founder Retailers’ relationships with producers

• Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef - Food knowledge and how food affects our health

TEDxManhattan 2013 takes place on February 16.

2013 Speakers [TEDxManhattan]

Next Month’s TEDxManhattan Is All About Food