Turning the Farm Bill into the Food Bill: Ken Cook at TEDxManhattan

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Changing the way we eat. It comes down, in the main, I think to a lot of personal decisions that all of us make about what to eat and how and when to eat it. But there’s also an important role for the government. Every year the government […]

Preserving Planet Earth | Carl Sagan | English Subtitles

(Applause) Governor Hunt, Mr. Park, thank you very much for your extremely generous introduction. My friends, I am very happy to be here with you. I think the idea of a state organizing a concentrated look on the critical issues of our day, involving leaders and ordinary people statewide is extremely important and I’d like […]

Building a Future with Farmers: Lindsey Lusher Shute at TEDxManhattan 2013

My guess is that a lot of you in this room can think of someone in your family who farmed way back. The last person before I came along to farm in my family was this guy. My great-grandfather Henry Clarkis Sheets. Henry farmed in the foothills of southeast Ohio where he produced dairy, pork, […]

How can Digital Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People | Jim Ethington | TEDxUCDavisSF

Translator: Silvia Rivera Reviewer: Denise RQ Host: Thank you, Jim. Try to imagine 800 million people, packed in this auditorium, through the streets of the city, across the bridges, down the highways. It’s hard to imagine. But these are the people who will not get enough to eat today. These are the people on the […]

The tree of forty fruits | Sam Van Aken | TEDxManhattan

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo The Tree of Forty Fruit is a single fruit tree that grows over 40 different varieties of stone fruits, including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries and this year we’ll know if it grows almonds. Throughout the majority of the year it’s a normal looking fruit tree until spring […]

Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

I’d like to start with a simple question: Why do the poor make so many poor decisions? I know it’s a harsh question, but take a look at the data. The poor borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less, drink more and eat less healthfully. Why? Well, the standard explanation was once summed up […]

Hemp educate innovate cultivate | Tony Budden | TEDxCapeTown

Translator: Katarina Ericson Reviewer: Cristina Bufi-Pöcksteiner About 15 years ago, I got some cannabis from a friend of mine. (Laughter) It blew my mind. (Laughter) It changed my life forever, and I think it’s an idea worth sharing. So I’ve actually brought some here to share with you today. (Laughter) First of all, are there […]