TEDx LA Miracle Mile: Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century

Humanity has evolved to its current state due to its species-specific adaptability and plasticity. With population numbers rapidly increasing, we are confronting local and global decisions regarding food and food production, which will have profound impact in the coming years. “Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century” intends to suspend political and ideological platforms to examine what is becoming obsolete, what is current, and what is possible on both a community and global scale. 

11 am–Noon  Pre-event mixer with before-hours access to the Fowler exhibition Second Skins: Painted Barkcloth from New Guinea and Central Africa

12 – 1:30 pm

Laura Avery: “Farmer’s Markets as Distribution Hubs”

Valerie DeLahaye: “How To Grow a Healthy Being”

Tara Kolla: "Urban Farming in Los Angeles: How To Make It Work"

Dan Barber:  “How I Learned To Love a Fish”

Ken and Kathy Lindner:  "The Cost of Quality”
 

1:30–3 pm – Catered box lunch in the Fowler Amphitheater
 

3 – 4:30 pm

Kamal Meattle: “How To Grow Fresh Air”

Nicolette Hahn Niman: "Eating the Way We Farm (and Farming the Way We Eat)"

Jonathan Todd: "Using Applied Ecology to Manage Nutrients Locally"

John Marshall:  “If Mother Teresa Was a Genetic Engineer…”

 Paul Stamets: “Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World"

Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno: "Synthetic Urban Ecologies"

 

4:30-6 pm  Post-event wine and cheese reception

$48 Fowler members, seniors and students, $60 general. Details and tickets: http://www.tedxaltavistala.com/
 

 

EVENT DETAILS

TEDx LA Miracle Mile: Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century

Speakers: Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno (Future City Lab), Tara Kolla (Silver Lake Farms), Laura Avery (Santa Monica Farmers Market), and many others

Saturday, August 11, 2012

11 am – 6 pm

Fowler Museum auditorium

Cost: $48 Fowler members, seniors and students, $60 general.

Details and tickets: http://www.tedxaltavistala.com/

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