Change the Way We Eat… From the Comfort of Your Own Home

This Saturday, January 21st, from 10:30 am to 5:45 pm, make yourself a some lunch and get comfortable in front of your computer for TEDxManhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat,” a live simulcast from the TimesCenter in Times Square. Twenty speakers who know more than a thing or two about the subject of sustainable eating and farming (including Mitchell Davis, the Executive Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, Michelle Hughes, the Director of GrowNYC’s New Farmer Development Project, and Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States) will explore a variety of issues, and talk about our choices and their consequences.

 Our publisher Brian Halweil gave a TEDx talk last year about how changes in food production have created real changes in communities around the world. Like all TEDx talks, it’s available online.

To state the obvious, we live in a world where most of us don’t think twice about Yelping about an overcooked steak instead of talking to the waiter or sending an emoticon-filled text as a substitute for birthday card.  Well, here’s an opportunity  to combine the ease of modern technology with a more conscious way of living.

This Saturday, January 21st, from 10:30 am to 5:45 pm, make yourself a some lunch and get comfortable in front of your computer for TEDxManhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat,” a live simulcast from the TimesCenter in Times Square.  Twenty  speakers who know more than a thing or two about the subject of sustainable eating and farming (including Mitchell Davis, the Executive Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, Michelle Hughes, the Director of GrowNYC’s New Farmer Development Project, and Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States) will explore a variety of issues, and talk about our choices and their consequences.

There are a few ways you can : Via Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TEDxManhattan); Livestream chat (www.livestreamchat.com/tedx) or by Twitter (@TEDxManhattan #TEDxMan).

To get more of a sense of what TEDx talks are about, check out this clip from last year when Edible’s own Brian Halweil discussed problems and solutions about the global food system.  Then, get focused on what this year will bring by watching right here.

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With an affinity for making lists (complete with check boxes), a history of smuggling goat cheese into college cafeterias and a never ending obsession to perfect her pie crust, it was only natural that Michaela Johnson would find her way into the position of planning and executing events for a food magazine.