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Local Food Lab pitch night: supporting sustainable food startups

This past Friday I attended an impressive event on the Stanford Campus: the pitch night for the inaugural class of Local Food Lab: a new incubator, co-working space, and educational program targeting aspiring sustainable food entrepreneurs. The event, despite being … Continue reading

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Food Startups Panel: Culture Kitchen, Kitchit, Forage Kitchen, Vignette Wine Country Soda, Buyer’s Best Friend, Local Dirt and Cater2.me

Since last summer, I’ve been part of a meetup group spearheaded by entrepreneur Matthew Wise focused on food startups in the Bay Area. What began as a casual group of 20-30 interested people meeting for tacos and margaritas in SOMA … Continue reading

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Eco Top Chef: Engaging Middle Schoolers in the Food System

I had the pleasure this weekend of attending the Eco Top Chef Marin final competition: the culmination of two months of food and cooking education for groups of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from seven middle schools across Marin County. … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Nation: what the experts say

I haven’t had time to watch this highly-anticipated HBO mini-series yet but I have enjoyed reading the reactions of my favorite bloggers. I’ve listed them all below if you want to check them out. Consensus is that the series brings … Continue reading

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Afternoon at Lemnos Labs (2 of 2): Momentum Machines

A continuation of my earlier post on the afternoon I spent at Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator in SOMA. Momentum Machines While hanging out at Lemnos, Jeremy and Matt introduced me to Alexandros Vardakostas and Lucas Lincoln, President and CTO, … Continue reading

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Afternoon at Lemnos Labs (1 of 2): Blossom Coffee

I had the privilege of spending last Friday afternoon at Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator in SOMA. Lemnos is pretty new and still small: the first class of startups, set to graduate this June, comprises four companies. But it is … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Sunday, February 26

Favorites from February: LOVE the ripples created by Chipotle’s airing of their so-well-done “Back to the Start” ad during the grammys. Grist discusses: http://grist.org/factory-farms/ad-nauseum-did-chipotles-grammy-ad-scare-big-ag/ Check out Chemical Cuisine, new resource (and app) from the Center for Science in the Public … Continue reading

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Nest Collective: Innovation in Consumer Packaged Goods

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Neil Grimmer, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Nest Collective: “the next generation consumer packaged goods company.” Neil spoke at the GSB this afternoon and I was also lucky enough to spend 30 … Continue reading

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Getting kids to love veggies: Design Interventions in the Stanford dining halls

Venue: Stanford Dining Halls Target audience: Freshman Theory of change: Love is missing from the freshman dining experience. If you can redesign the dining hall to communicate love via the vegetarian dishes, you will shift consumption away from meat. For … Continue reading

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Event recap: Matt Rothe and The Death of the American Family Farm

On December 2nd, the GSB FARM Club hosted a lunchtime event with Matt Rothe, the Sustainable Food Program Manager for Stanford Dining. He gave a illuminating presentation on how the tractor has debilitated American family farming. Michele Chandler with the … Continue reading

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