24 Oct '11, 2pm

Harvesting change: Dispatches from a TEDx gathering on farmworkers [VIDEO]

Harvesting change: Dispatches from a TEDx gathering on farmworkers [VIDEO]

Farmworker-turned-organic farm owner, Maria Catalán with translator. If there isn't a TED talk on it, how do we know it's worth talking about? That's how it can feel these days, as the short videos -- recorded at conferences around the world -- have slowly populated nearly every corner of the internet. There's a definite allure to watching geniuses break down big ideas into bite-size bits. But the foundation arm of sustainability-focused food service company Bon Appetit Management Company (BAMCO) chose to host a TEDx* conference on something most of us never see . Instead of featuring slick technologists or designers waxing rhapsodic about elegant ideas for a brave new future, farmworkers took the stage to share the hardscrabble realities of their present. The subject matter won't surprise those who know BAMCO -- they've been shining a light on farmworker issue for some ti...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-10-24-harvesting-change-tedx

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