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  • Back to Scratch | Justin Johnson | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Justin Johnson, CEO and Founder of Sustainable|Kitchens, talks about bringing real food back into the institutional food service industry. He challenges chefs to think sustainably, moving from packaged foods with substantial waste and no taste, to whole foods while reducing costs, increasing sales, and keeping the customer happy. Read More

  • How Corporations Can Support a Plant Forward Diet | Kim Huskey | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Kim Huskey, Food Services Manager in the Americas for Google, talks about how corporations can support the shift towards plant based diets. Google employees and guests in 56 countries create 160,000 meals per day,  in 200 cafes, 1000 micro-kitchens and 28 food trucks! To reach their goal they partnered with CIA and Harvard School of Public Health on “Menus of Change” and in addition to creating beautiful vegetable dishes they are looking to behavioral science to help make the switch. Read More

  • Media & Transparency Can Change the Food System | Sam Fromartz | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Sam Fromartz, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network, tells a story about pesticide use in California that exposed some deep flaws in the food system. This story shows the importance of media and transparency, a focus that FERN, a news organization that produces reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health, will continue to strive towards. Read More

  • Crafting the Future of Food – Matthew Kenney

    TedxAmericanRiviera

    Matthew Kenney discusses good food and the role chefs play in creating its future. Read More

  • It’s Time to Get on Board: Meatless Monday – Peggy Neu

    TEDxManhattan

    Peggy Neu discusses the influence of Meatless Monday, and how fostering this habit change can spark a much larger movement. Read More

  • Gatorade is the New Cigarette – Kurt Beecher

    TedxTacoma

    Kurt Beecher Dammeier’s talk compares the early media campaigns of cigarettes to that of today’s advertising of sports drinks like Gatorade, and warns that the health consequences of sugary drinks may be on par with cigarettes. Read More

  • In Defense of Food Series – Michael Pollan

    PBS – In Defense of Food

    Join New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to find out what we should eat to be healthy. Pollan cuts through today’s barrage of conflicting dietary messages and makes it simple to enjoy food and stay healthy. This is a playlist of 20 educational clips. Click the icon in the top left corner of the video to see the full list of topics. Read More

  • Why Bees Are Disappearing – Marla Spivak

    TED

    Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us? … Read More

  • 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World – Paul Stamets

    TED

    Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu viruses. Read More

  • The Future of Sustainability in Aquaculture – Barton Seaver

    Global Aquaculture Alliance

    Chef, author and sustainable seafood advocate Barton Seaver gives an inspiring keynote address on Day 2 of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada. Read More

  • What to Eat Today and Tomorrow – Ashley Koff

    Ashley Koff Approved

    An award-winning nutrition expert, Ashley Koff helps lead the national conversation on better nutrition as a speaker, author, media and industry expert. Selected among CNN’s top 100 health makers, recognized in the Top 10 Social Health Makers in Nutrition (Sharecare.com) and among the top “50 Natural Influencers” in health and nutrition to follow on Twitter (NewHope360 and Shape.com), Koff was also selected for the first list of Top 10 Registered Dietitians in the US by Today’s Dietitian Magazine. Read More