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1/21//22 Spring 2022 Fast Track Students Announced!

Meryl Natow

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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Get Good Done

by Meryl Natow

“Get Good Done encourages millennials to play well and do good.”

Meryl Natow and Forbes.com: Let Them Eat Bugs

Originally posted on forbes.com “It is widely accepted that by 2050 the world will host 9 billion people. To accommodate this number, current food production will need to almost double.” So begins the 200-page United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report from 2013 that advocates eating insects as an end run around a looming food…

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Life After DSI: ALUMS Driving Change

We’re delighted to share news of three DSI alums from the class of ’15 who join a growing community of DSI alumni driving positive change through social innovation design.

DSI Alum Meryl Natow Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

From an initial screening list of more than 15,000 of the best of the best, the 600 women and men featured in the Forbes fifth annual 30 Under 30 are America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars. Name a business sector, social issue or essential institution, they are taking it on and changing the rules of the game – or creating entirely new playbooks.

Meryl Natow

Meryl Natow graduated from Harvard, where she majored in Visual and Environmental Studies and minored in Religion. She is a native New Yorker, an avid reader, and has an abiding fascination with the design of book covers. Since graduating, Meryl (Natow) Breidbart lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and dog. During the day she…

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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.

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