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TEDx Manhattan speaker Myra Goodman is the co-founder of Earthbound Farm. Her talk is called "In Praise of Big Organic." Goodman believes that if we want to preserve public health and protect the soil and water we rely on to grow our food, transitioning land to organic practices has to be at the top of the agenda of the healthy food movement.
As the Sustainable Food Trust hosts "The True-Cost Accounting in Farming and Food" conference in London Thursday and Friday, here is a Q&A with Patrick Holden, the Founding Director of the Trust, about the true cost of the food we eat - and how we can make those costs more visible.
This year, a record-setting 1 million salmon have passed through the Bonneville Dam near the mouth of the Columbia River. From the looks of busy fish counters and biologists, the dam's fish ladders for migrating salmon are working well.
A watchdog group warns that the burger chain's longtime potato supplier is developing a GMO potato.
TEDxManhattan speaker Alison Cayne is the Founder of Haven's Kitchen, an NYC cooking school and specialty food shop.
TEDxManhattan 2014 speaker Michael Rozyne is the Executive Director of Red Tomato, which connects farmers and consumers through marketing, trade and education, and through a passionate belief that a family-farm, locally-based, ecological, fair trade food system is the way to a better tomato.
TEDxManhattan speaker Clint Smith, in addition to teaching English at Parkdale High School in Prince George's County, MD, Clint is an Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and was a member of Washington DC's 2012 & 2013 National Slam Poetry Teams.
Out of sight and out of mind, huge container ships glide from port to port, bringing us the goodies we crave, but what's their real cost?
The US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance wants to talk to consumers, but it appears the organization is more concerned with countering the public's increasing awareness of the health and environmental harms associated with industrial agriculture.
Senior Energy Analyst John Rogers of UCS sees collisions everywhere - between the House and Senate, between Democrats and Republicans and between energy and water. Rogers explains why "a clear view of current energy-water collisions can certainly help point us to the fixes there."
A new CDC report calls for responsible use of antibiotics and draws attention to the multiple reasons for the rise of superbugs that are leading to complicated and deadly infections. Those reasons include the use or misuse of antibiotics in human medicine and agriculture.
Are you changing the way people eat in your community? Enter the TEDxManhattan Challenge! The winner will speak onstage at TEDxManhattan 2014. Apply to speak today!
To handle risks like the 2012 drought, most farmers turn to the Federal Crop Insurance Program, which pays for part of the losses that farmers suffer when weather destroys their crops, but farmers have another key tool to help them become more resilient to these challenges right beneath their boots - their soil!
Oil industry giants have been pushing a wave of biofuel advertising, but the nature of such fuel is complex; just look at its many different "generations." Too often, this complexity mixed with the promise of clean, renewable biofuels descends into greenwashing.
Despite the shift by 130 US power plants away from coal, mountaintop removal mining continues to ravish Appalachian communities. Collaborating on a new video, Willie Nelson helped NRDC to draw attention to this extreme form of coal mining.
A new Waterkeeper and Sierra Club-led coalition report reveals that pollution from coal-fired power plants are contaminating our water supplies, our regulatory agencies and even our political process.