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“Reflections on the TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Conference”

Review of TEDxManhattan and surrounding events.

19 February 2011

Media 2015

March 21 –
6 Truths From TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

March 20 – Slow Food USA blog
TEDxManhattan, Part 1

March 19 –
3 Must-See TEDxManhattan Talks

March 18 –
Cultivating Equality in the Food System- Danielle Nierenberg at #TEDxMan

March 18 –
Beyond Food Hubs: Louisville and the New Food Economy | Stephen Reily | TEDxManhattan

March 18 – Epicurean Adventures blog
TEDxManhattan London Screening Party

March 13 –
10 Highlights from TEDx Manhattan 2015

March 13 –
Must-See TEDxManhattan Video Features Bold Leaders ‘Changing the Way We Eat’

March 13 – Almond Systems/Tasteful App blog
TEDxManhattan Highlights 2015

March 11 –
Love Shake Shack and Chipotle? Get Ready for More Options, Danny Meyer Predicts

March 11 –
Here’s how to fix food in America

March 11 –
Changing the way we eat

March 11 – Colgate University blog
Colgate hosts TEDxManhattan Viewing Event

March 10 –
Why better burgers are here to stay

March 10 – Edible East End
Nutritionist Stefanie Sacks Speaks at TEDxManhattan

March 9 –
Shake Shack Founder Says In-N-Out “Way, Way Upped The Fast Food Game”

March 9 –
Why Shake Shack’s Danny Meyer Says the iPhone Helped End the Fast-Food Era

March 9 –
11 Beautiful Ugly Foods

February 5 –
Must-Attend Food Tech Events: Winter/Spring 2015 Edition


Media 2014

October 7 – Chicagoist
We Need More Cricket Farmers: The Price Of Our Growing Taste For Insects 

October 5 – TEDxBrussels
Interview with TEDxManhattan organizer Diane Hatz

September 22 – Zester Daily
TEDxManhattan: Changing The Way Kids Eat In Schools

September 18 – Synkroniciti
Art & Agriculture: Sam Van Aken and the Tree of Forty Fruit

August 25 – Zester Daily
TEDxManhattan: A Farmer’s Artful Plea For Wiser Priorities

August 15 – NPR
Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

August 11 – USA Today
Tree with 40 fruit varieties? Grow your own

August 6 –
This Magical Tree Grows 40 Different Types of Fruit

August 4 – CNET
Beautiful tree grows over 40 kinds of fruit 

August 4 – Grub Street New York
Flour Made of Crickets Exists, and It’s Incredibly Expensive

August 3 – The New York Times
Jiminy Cricket! Bugs Could Be Next Food Craze

August 3 – NPR
The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist’s Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

July 31 – New York Daily News
Peachy keen! Artist creates hybrid tree that grows 40 kinds of fruit

July 30 – Treehugger
Single experimental tree produces 40 different kinds of fruit

July 28 – Bustle
Sculptor Sam Van Aken’s Tree Of 40 Fruits Will Satisfy All Your Peach And Plum Needs

July 25 – Daily Mail
The tree that bears 40 DIFFERENT fruit: Magical-looking plant produces varieties of peaches, plums, apricots and cherries

July 22 – Sploid
Amazing trees produce 40 different types of fruit

July 22 – Zester Daily
Crickets. It’s the Sound of Feeding the World

July 17 – Monterey County Weekly
Q&A: Myra Goodman riffs on her Straight from The Earth vegan cookbook

July 16 – Food Tank
Tama Matsuoka Wong on Eating Weeds and Making a Meal of the Meadow

June 19, 2014 – Zester Daily
TEDxManhattan: Japanese Delicacy Opens Up Foraging

June 16, 2014 – One Green Planet
Tuning in to TEDxManhattan and the Food Movement

June 5, 2014 – Permaculture News
Manhattan in Colombia: TED Says Food Matters Everywhere

May 19, 2014 – Zester Daily
Meatless Memorial Day: Not Just for the Health of It

May 16, 2014 – New York Times
Tom Colicchio, Citizen Chef

April 14, 2014 – Living Green
How I Did Less and Ate Better Thanks to Weeds: TEDxManhattan Talk

April 4, 2014 – Environmental Working Group
EWG’s Ken Cook Announces New Landmark Food Project At TEDxManhattan

April 2, 2014 – Epicurious
There’s A Cricket In My Cookie: The Flour That’s Made Of Insects

April 2, 2014 – Elle

March 25, 2014 – Epicurious
The Tree of 40 Fruit Is Exactly as Awesome as It Sounds

March 19, 2014 – DailyCandy
Takeaways from TEDxManhattan’s Food Conference

March 18, ,2014 – First We Feast

March 17, 2014 –
Matthew Moore at TEDxManhattan // How Art Can Change the Way We Eat

March 14, 2014 – The Grazing Mind
Myra Goodman at TEDxManhattan

March 12, 2014 –
Skinny Chef: Changing the Way We Eat

March 11, 2014 – San Francisco Chronicle
Insects as the food of the future, Tom Colicchio, big organic, and more highlights from the food-centric TEDXManhattan talks

March 10, 2014 – Huffington Post
VIDEO: Tom Colicchio Wants YOU to Get Involved in Food Policy

March 10, 2014 – Meatless Monday
Meatless Monday Takes Manhattan

March 10, 2014 – Southern Foodways Alliance
Sustainable South: Sunny Young at TEDx Manhattan

March 7, 2014 – Phoenix New Times
Matt Moore, Phoenix Farmer/Artist, at TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way You Eat

March 4, 2014 -Food & Wine
The Single Most Beautiful Innovation at TEDxManhattan

March 4, 2014 – Potluck Video
Are Insects the Next Protein?

March 3, 2014 – FWx

March 3, 2014 – Epicurious
The Best Quotes From TEDxManhattan 2014

March 3, 2014 –
Taste Test: Cricket Cookies at TEDxManhattan

March 3, 2014 – Food Politic
Q&A With Clint Smith – Spoken Word Activist and Educator

February 28, 2014 –
Your food-system meteorologist: TEDxManhattan

February 27, 2014 – The Packer
Earthbound co-founder talks up ‘big organic’

February 25, 2014- Vogue
Changing the Way We Eat: Four Women on Sustainable Food, Farming, and How to Improve Our Nutrition

February 25, 2014 –
Bite-sized stories of food for your weekend

February 25, 2014 –
Oxford Schools Food Plan, Expert, Showcased on TEDxManhattan This Saturday

February 18, 2014 – Village Voice
How Can We Improve Food Access in NYC?

February 17, 2014 – Food Republic
The TEDxManhattan Food Talk Is March 1. Here’s Why You Should Stream Online.

February 15, 2014 – The Braiser
Tom Colicchio Now a TEDx Speaker

February 14, 2014 – Grub Street
Colicchio Joins TEDxManhattan

February 14, 2014 – Eater
TEDxManhattan Talks Food

Media 2013

December 16, 2013 – WPPB
Stirring The Pot with Stefanie Sacks “TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat”

November 11, 2013 –
Louisville’s New Roots is Finalist for TEDx Manhattan

November 2, 2013 – Insider Louisville
New Roots’ Karyn Moskowitz finalist for TedxManhattan’s local-food forum

October 31, 2013 – Treehugger
TEDxManhattan asks you to vote for one of these sustainable food advocacy groups

June 11, 2013 – FoodTank
Weeds Make Their Way from Garden to Gourmet

March 29, 2013 –
TEDx Manhattan 2013, Chef Ann Cooper

March 18, 2013 – AMNH Blog
Cooking, Deliciously, with Common Weeds: A Q&A with Tama Matsuoka Wong

March 14, 2013 – Small Planet Institute
FMB Goes to TEDxManhattan: Discussing the Harmful Impact of Food Marketing to Kids

March 11, 2013 – Eater
Watch Bill Yosses’ TED Talk on Chefs and the ‘Hedonistic Culture of Healthy Eating’

March 7, 2013 – HuffPost Green
Why GE Labeling Makes Sense

March 1, 2013 – Crop to Cup Coffee Blog
C2C at TEDxManhattan

February 27, 2013 – Epicurious
The Best Quotes from TEDxManhattan

February 27, 2013 – The Advocate
Mom on the Run: Waste not

February 27, 2013 – Hudson Valley Farm to School
Changing the Way We Eat

February 21, 2013 – Press Release
TEDxManhattan Event Reveals Ten Ways Americans Can Contribute to a Sustainable Food System and Change The Way They Eat in 2013

February 19, 2013 – Huffington Post
TEDxManhattan’s ‘Changing The Way We Eat’ Conference Raises Question: What Is A Food Movement?

February 19, 2013 – Global Green USA
Seeds for Sustainable Food at TEDx Manhattan

February 14, 2013 – Food Republic
We Asked This Weekend’s TedxManhattan Speakers How To Change The Way We Eat

February 13, 2013 –
Food Program for Bethesda Homeless Presenting at TEDxManhattan

February 12, 2013 – Metro
These TEDx speakers want to help you eat better

February 11, 2013 – Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
TEDxManhattan Changing The Way We Eat

February 8, 2013 – Huffington Post
TEDx ‘Changing the Way We Eat’ 2013 Conference To Be Livestreamed

February 7, 2013 – Los Angeles Times
TEDxManhattan’s ‘Changing the Way We Eat’ live stream

January 29, 2013 – Good Food Jobs
Interview with Simran Sethi

January 24, 2013 – Press Release
TEDxManhattan to Webcast All Day Event Led by Food and Farming Industry Experts

January 18, 2013 – The Calhoun School
Students Partner with Bronx Kids for TEDxManhattan

January 15, 2013 – Grub Street New York
Next Month’s TEDxManhattan Is All About Food

January 10, 2013 – Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Bahnson to Speak at TEDxManhattan February 16

Media 2012

December 31, 3012 – Obama Foodorama
White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses To Speak At TEDx Manhattan Conference

December 27, 2012 – Zagat
White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses to Headline TEDxManhattan 2013

December 26, 2012 –
Food Initiative for Bethesda Homeless to Get National Recognition

September 19, 2012 – TEDxManhattan 2013 Official Release

Feb 28, 2012 – Forbes
James Beard EVP on What a Better Food System Tastes Like
About TEDxManhattan Michell Davis’s talk and repost of his video

Feb 17, 2012 – Scientific American
What Processed Food looks Like During Digestion – Of Course It’s Not Pretty
Recap of TEDxManhattan fellow Stephani Bardin’s video about processed and unprocessed food with link to TEDxManhattan website.

Feb 7, 2012 –
‘Mouth to Anus’ Project follows food through the gastrointestinal tract
Recap of TEDxManhattan fellow Stephani Bardin’s video about processed and unprocessed food

Feb 4, 2012 – Forbes
Empowering Consumers: A Fantastic Voyage to Unseen Information
Recap of TEDxManhattan fellow Stephani Bardin’s video about processed and unprocessed food.

Feb 17, 2012 – IATP Food and Community Fellows
New Roads to New Markets: Patty Cantrell Does TEDxManhattan
About TEDxManhattan speaker Patty Cantrell and a repost of her talk

Feb 1, 2012 – Environmental Working Group
Follow The Food: Ensuring Greater Transparency in our Food Supply
Recap of TEDxManhattan conference highlighting several speakers talks.

Feb 19, 2012 – Care2
Could Processed Ramen Noodles Survive Armageddon?
Repost of TEDxManhattan Fellow Stefani Bardin’s video about processed and unprocessed food, link to TEDxManhattan website

Mar 9, 2012 – Seismologik
TEDxManhattan – Fred Kirschenmann – Soil: From Dirt to Lifeline
Link to TEDxManhattan speaker Fred Kirschenmann’s talk

Mar 8, 2012 – The Inquisitive Eater
TEDxManhattan Videos Now Online!
Link to TEDxManhattan Videos

Feb 24, 2012 – Mother Nature Network
Watch: Why food transparency matters
Link to TEDxManhattan talks and repost of Cara Rosaen’s talk.

Feb 8, 2012 – Food Policy & Obesity Prevention
TEDxManhattan: Lessons for creating a more sustainable food system
Recap of TEDxManhattan conference with links to speakers videos.

Feb 13, 2012 – Harlem Trends
TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat
Recap of the conference and link to Steve Ritz’s video

Feb 17, 2012 – Fooducate Blog
Processed vs. Whole Food: A Stomach’s Perspective
Recap of TEDxManhattan fellow Stephani Bardin’s video about processed and unprocessed food.

Jan 27, 2012 – Farmland Report
Ideas on Farms and Food Come to the Big Apple
Recap of the TEDxmanhattan conference

Jan 26, 2012 – Food Tech Connect
Food Meets Technology at TEDxManhattan Changing the Way We Eat
Recap of some of the speakers and talks at TEDxManhattan 2012

Jan 23, 2012 – Bethesda Patch
Back to the land in Bethesda
Recap of TEDxManhattan viewing party hosted by Full Plate Ventures and Slow Food DC

Jan 22, 2012 – Table for Two USA – Connecting Hungry Americans with Home Gardeners
About the TEDxManhattan conference, singling out various talks, in particular Gary Oppenheimer’s from

Jan 22, 2012 –
More local food in use, Louisville mayor Greg Fischer Says
Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer spoke at a TEDxManhattan viewing party about the increasing interest in local food and what the city is doing to facilitate access to local food.

Jan 21, 2012 –
TEDxManhattan: All About Action
Praise review of the TEDxManhattan conference with a recap of some of the speakers talks.

Jan 21, 2012 – Eater
Cochon 555, TEDx Manhattan, Kid Food Fest, and More
TEDxManhattan conference is listed as one of the food events going on over the weekend, gives link to viewing parties and Livestream.

Jan 20, 2012- New York Times
Weekend Fare
Information about the TEDxManhattan conference and how to watch the talks

Jan 20, 2012 – Huffington Post
Food TED Talks: the 8 Best Lectures on Eating and Food Policy
TEDxManhattan conference takes place Saturday, talks can be watched at viewing parties, also provides links to 8 TED talks about food

Jan 20, 2012- Slow Money NYC
TEDxManhattan 2012: Changing the Way We Eat
Information about the TEDxManhattan conference and how to watch the talks

Jan 20, 2012- Mother Nature Network
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”
Providing information about the TEDxManhattan conference and promoting ways to watch the conference by attending a viewing party of by tuning in to Livestream, Facebook, and Twitter.

Jan 20, 2012 – VIV Mag
TEDxManhattan Hosts Second “Changing the Way We Eat” Conference and Webcast
About the TEDxManhattan conference and promoting ways to watch the conference by attending a viewing party of by tuning in to Livestream, Facebook, and Twitter.

Jan 20, 2012 – Sky Gardens
Stephen Ritz, South Bronx Educator/Administrator at TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Tomorrow!
About TEDxManhattan conference, the speaker line-up, and highlighting speaker Stephen Ritz, the South Bronx teacher and his award winning program.

Jan 19, 2012- Edible Manhattan
Change the Way We Eat… From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Providing information about the TEDxManhattan conference and promoting ways to watch the conference through Livestream, Facebook, and Twitter.

Jan 18, 2012- Vail Daily
Live Streaming of TEDx “Changing the Way We Eat” set for Saturday in Edwards
Diane Hatz is interviewed about TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Conference 2012.

Jan 18, 2012 – Grasshoppers Distribution
TEDx Manhattan SOLD OUT Event!
Over 450 people have per-registered for the Louisville, KY, TEDxManhattan viewing party

Jan 18,
Experience TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Slow Food Chattanooga’s Official Viewing Party
Article about TEDxManhattan viewing party and Glynwood Institute.

Jan 18,
TEDxM Muskegon holding food and farming conference ‘watch party’
Article about TEDxManhattan conference and viewing party

Jan 18, 2012-Port Washington-Saukville Patch
An Amtrak Ride to Inspire Change for the Future
Opinion piece by Howard Hinterthuer

Jan 10, 2012 – Press release
Media release about watching TEDxManhattan at

Jan 16, 2012- Ann
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” event comes to Ann Arbor
Article about TEDxManhattan, the viewing party, and highlighting that two speakers are from Michigan this year

Jan 5, 2012 – Losing Gamer
TEDxManhattan: “Changing the Way we Eat”
TEDxManhattan future attendee writes about TEDxManhattan, what it’s about and how one can attend.

Press for Speakers Around TEDxManhattan 2012 Event

Patty Cantrell

Feb 16, 2012 – Second Wave
Southwest Michigan’s local food connections in the spotlight

Mitchell Davis

Jan 2012 –
Press Releases

Howard Hinterthuer

Jan 31 2012 – PortWashington-SaukvillePatch
Changing the Way We Eat – A Reflection
TEDx speaker Howard Hinterthuer describes his experience at TEDxManhattan

Gary Oppenheimer

Jan 9, 2012 – Online Charity Fund
Gary Oppenheimer from to speak during TEDxManhattan

Jan 15, 2012 – North
West Milford resident to make debut at TEDxManhattan

Jan 18, 2012 – SEEDSTOCK
From Backyard Garden to Local Food Pantry, Facilitates Delivery of Excess Produce to Those in Need

Jan 22, 2012 – Table For Two USA – Connecting Hungry Americans with Home Gardeners

Jan 25, 2012 – The
Start Planning Now to Plant or Harvest for the Needy

Jan 31, 2012 – WQOW News 18 abc
Local food bank uses website to feed fresh produce to those in need

Cara Rosaen

Feb 9, 2012 – Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor’s Cara Rosaen from Real Time Farms featured in TEDxManhattan event

Jan 26, 2012 – The Wall Street Journal
Start-Ups Look for Shortcut From Farm to Table

Jan 26, 2012 – Inc. Wire
Start-ups Head to the Farm

Jan 25, 2012 – Tree Hugger
Ambitious Crowdsourced Website Aims to Document World’s Entire Food System

Jan 23, 2012 – Grist
Real Time Farms tells you exactly where your food came from

Jan 22, 2012 – Vail Daily
Greener Pastures: Where does your food come from?

Media 2011

Media 2011

Dec 28, 2011- Ozaukee Press
The Healing Gardener
Howard Hinterthuer, from the Veterans Garden Project, is the winner of the TEDxManhattan Challenge. The article talks about how this recognition will bring attention to the therapeutic and health benefits of organic gardening, especially for veterans.

Nov 30, 2011- The Daily Republic
Fresh Mitchell leader finalist to give speech at NYC’s TED conference
Article is about Bill Mawhiney a TEDxManhattan challenge finalist with the organization Fresh Mitchell.

July 15, 2011 – The Atlantic
Five Thought-Provoking Food Videos, part III: The Absurdity of Trying to Measure a Foods Sustainability
The author, Daniel Fromson, highlights his favorite talks from the 2011 TEDxManhattan conference. Third talk selected was Fred Kaufman on the food industry’s quest for a sustainability index.

July 11, 2011 – The Atlantic
5 Thought-Provoking Food Videos, part II: Lessons from Bed-Stuy
Second talk selected from the TEDxManhattan conference was Melony Samuels and her anti-hunger project.

July 6, 2011 – The Atlantic
5 Videos That Will Change How You Think About Food: Part 1
First talk selected from the TEDxManhattan 2011 conference was Michael Conard’s, from the Urban Design Lab, on eliminating food deserts.

Feb 24, 2011 – CSRwire Talkback
Top Takeaways from TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”
Review of TEDxManhattan by organizer Diane Hatz for CSRwire news service with 50,000+ subscribers.

Psychology Today
“Over-simulated: Staying Human in a Post-Human World”
Article from a TEDxManhattan attendee (psychologist) who wrote a lengthy article about Britta Riley’s Windowfarms and the potential of the project to bring people together through social media. He also ties it in with current events in the Middle East.

“TED Adds New Ways to Share Content With People Outside Long Beach Conference”
Review of main TED conference where they mention TEDxManhattan

Feb 22, 2011 – Grist. “Plotting the food revolution at TEDx in New York City” Press Secretary for the Environmental Working Group, Donald Carr, recounts powerful connections he made with attendees and presenters at TEDxManhattan.

Feb 19, 2011 – “Reflections on the TEDxManhattan ‘Changing the Way We Eat’ Conference”
Review of TEDxManhattan and surrounding networking events.

Feb 19, 2011 – Hook Mountain Growers. “Come Eavesdrop on my Conversations at TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat”.
An inspiring review of the day by farmer, doctor and attendee which focuses on the connections made with participants and attendees throughout the day.

February 18, 2011 – Civil Eats. “Devouring Good Ideas at TEDxManhattan”. A review of TEDxManhattan that credits the event with proving the food movement’s emerging unity.

February 17, 2011 – What Emily Cooks. “TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat”.
Review of TEDxManhattan including quotes from the authors favorite talks of each section.

Feb 15, 2011 – TIME online. “Table Scraps From the Nascent Food Revolution”
TEDxManhattan attendee Bryan Walsh offers comments on his favorite talks of the day by Laurie David, Ken Cook, Dr. William Li, Dr. Scott Kahan, Ian Cheney, and Josh Viertel.

Feb 15, 2011 – TIME online.   “How Foodies Can Eclipse – and Save – the Green Movement”
A wonderful piece on how the food movement can save environmentalism. Includes quotes from Brian Halweil and commentary on TEDxManhattan talks by Laurie David, Britta Riley, Scott Kahan, and Cheryl Rogowski.

Feb 14, 2011 – Nourishing the Planet.  “Food as the Solution at TEDxManhattan”
A wonderful summary on Nourishing the Planet Co-Director Brian Halweil’s TEDxManhattan talk.

Feb 14, 2011 – Examiner Washington, DC. “TEDx forces viewers to realize there is hope”
An uplifting recap of the event by DC Organic Food Examiner and viewing party attendee, Jamie Hardin.

February 13, 2011 – Examiner Boston. “TEDx Changing the Way We Eat”
An inspiring review of the event including a summary of Dr. Melony Samuels talk by TEDxManhattan attendee Rachel Greenberger.

February 12, 2011 – The Atlantic. “Live Tweeting TEDx Manhattan: ‘Changing the Way We Eat'”

February 12, 2011 – Courier Journal. “Mayor Fischer pitches enterprise zones in Louisville for local food”
At a hugely successful viewing party in Louisville, farmers, distributors, advocates and Mayor Greg Fischer came together to discuss new legislation to grow their local food economy.

February 11, 2011 – Examiner Boston. “Food fighters cluster: tomorrow”

Much more press was received for TEDxManhattan – we will try to post more soon!

Press Releases

Feb 2 2012 – TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” 2012: Issues, Impact & Innovation

June 28, 2011 – TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Videos of all the Speaker Presentations Now Available Online. TEDxManhattan 2011 Videos

January 24, 2011 – TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Speakers Media Alert. Speaker Media Alert final 12411

December 1, 2010 – TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Accepting Audience Applications for its February 12th Event in NYC. TedXManhattan Taking Applications TEDapproval112210