Michael Rozyne Speaks on Local Food Distribution

The subject of the most recent TEDx Manhatten was “Changing the Way We Eat.” As part of the event, Michael Rozyne speaks about one of the biggest challenges to local food movement: distribution.

As the co-director at Red Tomato, he is very familiar with the issues surrounding logistics and moving from global distribution to a smaller, more local version.

Early on, he points out that the current food system never really had sustainability, health or fairness in mind. In fact, it was entirely optimized for three things:

  1. durable products
  2. year round supply
  3. low cost

Watch the video to see how Rozyne suggests we work within these goals of the current system to develop a more local food based system.