Welcome to a new week! I’d like to rave about TEDxManhattan in today’s Weekend Wrap. It was an awesome event that occurred on Saturday and I encourage you to check out all of the talks here: http://new.livestream.com/tedx/manhattan2014. I’ve chosen a few to highlight because they were especially thought-provoking and enlightening.

First, consider ground cricket powder as a protein source:


Crazy? Maybe not. The speaker, Megan Miller, makes the valid point that our current meat production system will not be scalable for billions of people. Already the amount of land, including cleared rainforests, dedicated to feed and animal production is staggering, whereas her approach is much more sustainable. I’d try it!

Next, if you are feeling overwhelmed about which food products to choose, don’t despair because the Environmental Working Group is coming to our rescue with their food database. It turns out they already have a great database for body-care products, called Skin Deep, and one is in the works for food. Learn more from Ken Cook here:


They already used the food database to determine that azodicarbonamide is in 500 foods! Check out the EWG link to learn more.

Finally, Top Chef judge, restaurateur, and real-food advocate Tom Colicchio is working on building and energizing a Food Movement. Check out his compelling talk here – it may inspire you to get more involved:


I hope you learned as much as I did from these talks. Kudos to Diane Hatz, Founder and ED for Change Food, and the organizer of this wonderful event! (Go Girl!)


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