TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

The only TEDx focused on healthy food!

From 2011 – 2015, TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” was a popular and influential event that leveraged the well-known TED conference style to engage a wider audience. It highlighted bold and innovative sustainable food and farming initiatives from around the country and, increasingly, the world.  TEDxManhattan was licensed and organized by Diane Hatz, founder and executive director of Change Food and CEO founder of Whole Healthy Group LLC.

Bringing together thought leaders from the food movement for over 5 years, TEDxManhattan sparked discussion and spread ideas for improving the food system.  TEDxManhattan was one of the top 3 events globally in the food movement – Seeds & Chips and EAT Forum being the other two.

All TEDxManhattan talks are still available as individual videos on YouTube, and these videos have been viewed more than six million times. In the words of Ken Cook, founder and president of the Environmental Working Group, “This institution, TEDxManhattan, has changed the food movement.”

More information about TEDxManhattan can be found on TED.com

TEDxManhattan Media

Media below is from the former TEDxManhattan event and speakers related to TEDxManhattan. Diane Hatz, Founder and Executive Director of Change Food, was the licensee for TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” from 2010-2015, though TEDxManhattan is not affiliated with Change Food. Change Food was a sponsor for the event.

Media from 2015

March 30 – CNBC.com
Organic cropland for cash? Yes, please!

March 27 – Global Teacher Prize blog
Brilliant TED Talk by Bronx Teacher and Prize Finalist Stephen Ritz

March 26 – Fast Company
What Doomsday Preppers Will Eat After The Apocalypse

March 25 – Wellness Warrior blog
TEDxManhattan: You Be Watchin’!

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

March 20 – Slow Food USA blog
TEDxManhattan, Part 1

March 19 – EcoWatch.com
3 Must-See TEDxManhattan Talks

March 19 – TheGuardian.com
Cookbooks, TEDx talks and Nordic utensils: a taste of what we like this week at Cook

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

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

March 18 – Epicurean Adventures blog
TEDxManhattan London Screening Party

March 16 – Yahoo.com
Shake Shack’s Danny Meyer Predicts What You’ll Be Eating Tomorrow

March 13 – CivilEats.com

Deb Eschmeyer, Tom Colicchio, Anna Lappe

10 Highlights from TEDxManhattan 2015 

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

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

March 12 – EdibleDC.com
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Viewing Party in DC

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

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

March 11 – Sanityinfood.com
Changing the way we eat

March 11 – Colgate University blog
Colgate hosts TEDxManhattan Viewing Event

March 10 – Fortune.com
Why better burgers are here to stay

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

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

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

March 9 – FoodandWine.com
11 Beautiful Ugly Foods

March 9 – Yahoo.com
‘Let’s Move!’ Chief Weighs In on Taco Tuesday Flap

March 6 – Food Policy For Thought blog
To Watch: TEDxManhattan 2015

March 5 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Dana Cowin

March 5 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Ali Partovi

March 4 – TheDailyMeal.com
“The Meatrix: Relaunched”; Continues the Fight Against Big Agriculture

March 4 – FoodTank.com.

TEDxManhattan 2013 Photo Ken Goodman Photography

TEDxManhattan Changing Food One Talk at a Time

February 26 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Marcel Van Ooyen

February 26 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Shen Tong

February 19 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Kendra Kimbirauskas

February 19 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Michele Merkel

February 19 – Peconia Public Broadcasting
Stirring The Pot with Stefanie Sacks “Robert Graham”

February 17 – Stefanie Sacks blog
Docs in the Kitchen

February 12 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Robert Graham

February 12 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Stefanie Sacks

February 5 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Henry Hargreaves

February 5 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Stephen Reily

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

February 3 – Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

2011 TEDx Manhattan “Changing The Way We Eat” held February 12, 2011 in NYC.

TEDxManhattan 2015: Changing the Way We Eat

January 29 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Danny Meyer

January 22 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Danielle Nierenberg

January 21 – W Cubed
TEDxManhattan Preview with Diane Hatz … Gen R Recap

January 20 – Generation Regeneration
TEDxManhattan Preview with Diane Hatz 

January 15 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: DJ Cavem

January 8 – GRACE EcoCentric blog
TEDxManhattan Heroes: Nikiko Masumoto

Media from 2014

December 18 – GRACE EcoCentric blog

Diane Hatz at TEDxManhattan 2011

TEDxManhattan Heroes: Joel Berg

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 – Time.com
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

Chef Tom Colicchio

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

TEDxManhattan 2013

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

Stephen Ritz, Green Bronx Machine

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 

TEDxManhattan organizing team


March 17, 2014 – Homegrown.org
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 – PennLive.com
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

Diane Hatz speaking

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 – Zagat.com
Taste Test: Cricket Cookies at TEDxManhattan

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

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

February 27, 2014 – Produce Retailer
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 – Examiner.com
Bite-sized stories of food for your weekend

February 25, 2014 – hottytoddy.com


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 from 2013

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

November 11, 2013 – wfpl.org

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 – FoodServiceGeeks.com
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

Viewing parties watching TEDxM live

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 – BethesdaNow.com
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 from 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 – BethesdaNow.com
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 – Wired.co.uk
‘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.

Jan 21, 2012 – Beaconhouse Media LLC
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 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
AmpleHarvest.org – Connecting Hungry Americans with Home Gardeners
About the TEDxManhattan conference, singling out various talks, in particular Gary Oppenheimer’s from AmpleHarvest.org

Jan 22, 2012 – courier-journal.com
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 – Examiner.com
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, 2012-Chattanoogan.com
Experience TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Slow Food Chattanooga’s Official Viewing Party
Article about TEDxManhattan viewing party and Glynwood Institute.

Jan 18, 2012-Mlive.com
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 www.livestream.com/tedx.

Jan 16, 2012- Ann Arbor.com
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 – StarChefs.com
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 AmpleHarvest.org to speak during TEDxManhattan

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

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

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

Jan 25, 2012 – The Family.com
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?