The Molly Reams Thompson speech examines the role food can play in stimulating the local economy. The speaker currently works with the University of Toledo's business incubator, where she instructs new entrepreneurs on the triple bottom line. This means doing business with people, planet and profit in mind. She creates local and sustainable food systems and is a passionate advocate for real, locally-sourced food. She also has an entrepreneurial spirit herself, as she believes in turning big ideas into reality.
The Molly Reams Thompson speech emphasizes the importance of food in building a stronger local economy by taking the triple bottom line into consideration. She argues there is a fundamental disconnect with the way society regards food, which she hopes to change.