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Logistics -- our local food blind spot: Michael Rozyne at TEDxManhattan

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http://tedxmanhattan.org http://redtomato.org Michael Rozyne is Executive Director of Red Tomato, a non-profit produce 'food hub' based in Plainville, MA. He's been marketing small farm products for three decades, including work on conventional and organic farms in Maine, and as Purchaser/Marketer for a regional food distributor in the Northeast. In 1986, he co-founded fair trade coffee company Equal Exchange, now a leading US fair trade company. Rozyne started Red Tomato in 1996, to bring global fair trade principles to farmers in the US. His current obsession is finding a way to make local produce available in a grocery store near you. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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iSupply (1 month ago)
Thanks
Michelle Aicha Latif Rothstein (2 years ago)
l M her mom
Michelle Aicha Latif Rothstein (2 years ago)
mr TEDx. i need your addresse of Attiya Latif at UvA . please
Feng Chenjun (4 years ago)
1. take freshness and flavor to a new level 2. make local a significant part of year-round supply 3. offer good value
Meister Yassine (4 years ago)
steve jobs is back
Jimbo Jones (4 years ago)
I think it sounds all well & good, but surely it's just shifting the burden short term & increasing the erosion of localised topsoil?  Other than producing better tasting food I don't see it as a realistic solution long term, more a way of producing a 'good fuzzy feeling' while the underlying problems of exponential growth & waste continues?
Kevin Knight (2 months ago)
socialism - we think it is a good idea for it to cost more to eat.  Only the rich can afford it and the poor stay poor (and hungry)