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  • All For All – How To Make Health Food Affordable For Every Table | Sam Polk | Change Food Fest

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    Sam Polk, co-founder and CEO of Everytable and the founder and executive director of the non-profit Groceryships, shares his story and why he came to work at the intersection of poverty and obesity. His business model is making to-go food affordable for working moms, while also working to educate and support families about nutrition and cooking. Read More

  • The Future of Blue | Erica Orange | Change Food Fest

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    Erica Orange, executive vice president and COO of The Future Hunters, talks about “templosion” and “blue” (a good reason to listen in!), ideas she has created as a futurist. She discusses the shift in business from sustainable – putting back what you take out – to “blue” – putting back more than you take out. Read More

  • Food Tech Needs the Voice of Good Food | Diane Hatz | Change Food Fest

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    Diane Hatz, founder of Change Food, shares her observations (and pet peeves) about the food movement before kicking off an invigorating day of talks at the 2016 Change Food Fest in NYC. Listen in to hear her ideas for the future of collaboration and change – ensuring access to good food for all people. Read More

  • The Profitability Transformation | Tera Johnson | Change Food Fest

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    Tera Johnson, serial entrepreneur, shares how a conversation with her mail carrier opened her eyes to the abundance of positive information she has to share with others and why she is still optimistic. She is now working with Food Finance Institute at UW Extension a learning community dedicated to accelerating the creation and growth of more successful food and value-added farm enterprises that make money and make a difference. Read More

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

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    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

  • A Moore’s Law of Diet and Evolution | Jason Green | Change Food Fest

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    Jason Green, CEO and co-founder at Edenworks, looks at the evolution of diet – from foragers and hunters, to hunters and farmers, to a commodity-based diet species. Jason is not concerned about losing macronutrients in this evolution of diet, but is concerned about growing micronutrients. His company looks at indoor agriculture environments to address this, using aquaponics to grow protein and micronutrients. Read More

  • Markets & Food Tech Will Save the World | Bruce Friedrich | Change Food Fest

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    Bruce Friedrich, executive director of The Good Food Institute, talks about how food tech will “save the world.” The current process of animal agriculture is entrenching the world in global poverty, and it’s bad for the environment, bad for global health and bad for animals. Good Food Institute is looking at creating a plant based meat that can compete on price, taste, and convenience, especially looking at “clean meat,” where no animals are harmed, no antibiotics used, and no bacteria found. Read More

  • Food Computers & Democratizing Climate | Dan Blake | Change Food Fest

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    Daniel Blake, co-founder of OpenAg, is concerned with our current food production methods, from shipping food around the world to removing people from the process altogether. Does it have to be like this? What if we could democratize climate and bring food production to people around the world, despite the climate they live in? OpenAg is attempting to share this information, getting people back to the business of food. Read More

  • Addressing Food Waste | Viraj Puri | Change Food Fest

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    Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, digs deep to see if we are asking the right questions about how to feed the world. Viraj addresses the problems of food waste from farmers to consumers. At Gotham Greens, they are working to help the issue, cutting out the middleman and packaging “ugly” produce, playing a role in reducing waste. Listen in to hear more about what they are doing and what you can do too. Read More

  • Cultured Protein – Mark Post

    EAT Foundation

    Professor Mark Post discusses cultured protein and its role in the future of sustainable food. 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

  • This Computer Will Grow Your Food In The Future – Caleb Harper

    TED

    What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper’s “food computers” and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like. Read More