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Erika Block

speaker: Erika Block
title: Founder, Local Orbit
date: Spring 2013
subject: What it takes to relink the food chain.

Let Them Eat Bugs: Startup Hopes to Spur Public Hunger for Insects

DSI first-year student Meryl Natow’s start-up was featured in Boston.com Check your sexism if you still think women are squeamish around bugs. Three women at Cambridge start-up Six Foods aren’t just handling insects, they’re eating them. Laura D’Asaro, Rose Wang, and Meryl Natow hope to create buzz in the food industry by building a business…

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Six Foods: A DSI student’s solution to a sustainable future in snacking

Meryl Natow wants you to eat crickets. They’re an excellent source of protein and take 1000 times less water to produce than beef with just 1% the greenhouse gases. 2.5 people in 80 countries worldwide already eat them. And, Natow swears, they taste good. Kind of like corn nuts.

Eat Everything

by Josh Treuhaft

“Inspiring and empowering anyone who cooks and eats to make the most of the food in their lives.”

How To Change The World? Start With Dumpster Diving

What’s it like dining in a dumpster? Ask Josh Treuhaft. He has recently hosted five gourmet dinner parties in a retrofitted demolition dumpster in Brooklyn, N.Y. What’s even more surprising is that the culinary creations — like roasted parsnip apple and potato soup and babaganoush with roasted cumin carrot hummus on toast — are all made from slightly bruised or overripe fruits and vegetables and past-expiration date foods that were headed for the garbage dump. The food is donated from local farmers markets, co-ops, restaurants and sometimes friends.

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