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Welcome to Fall!...and the October Change Food update.  

As the weather cools down, we here at Change Food are heating up. Our biggest news is that we have so many things happening with the Change Food Festival already that we've decided to move it to fall 2016.  Exact date to the be confirmed once venue is finalized. 

What else is going on you ask? Read on...

Instead of Black Friday November 27th
It's Going to Be Video Friday!
The day after Thanksgiving, and increasingly Thanksgiving evening, starts off the holiday shopping season. Instead of buying into the commercialism around the holidays, why not host a Change Food Video Library event on Video Friday, November 27th? (Obviously, in between football games....) Share a video with your family and friends and learn more about problems and solutions with today's food and farming.

Resources are at your fingertips. Click here to visit the Change Food Video Library to find videos that feed your passion for changing the food system. Invite your coworkers, fellow students, professors, friends, or family to join you for just an hour (or longer!) to connect over food.  

Share how your event went.  Fill out the Change Food Video View form. And besides letting us know about your event, post a review of it on the 

Help Us Help Others
Change Food is about connecting, collaborating and transforming. We are looking for people who want to be Change Food Agents, who want to help us promote our actions, viewing parties, Video Friday and other projects and events that we create.

All you have to do is email and let us know that you want to help us spread the word about good food far and wide.  We'll send you tweets and posts that you can send out to your friends and post on your own social media.
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Photo courtesy of Ken Goodman Photography
Chicken Soup Series: Remedies for the Food System
Part 1 - Soup and the History of Restaurants

Danny Meyer kicks off the new Guide to Good Food series "Chicken Soup: Remedies for the Food System".  We will be posting articles about current issues in food, tie them in with a Change Food Video Library speaker, and include a recipe for chicken soup in each post. Yum.

Our first post is Danny Meyer and his take on casual and fine dining.

Oysters for all!

In the water, and on the shores of Long Island in particular, September means oyster season, which runs through March.

The mineral-rich mollusks are beginning to fatten themselves up to prepare for the brisk Northeastern winter, making their edible flesh meatier, more flavorful, and ready to be harvested and eaten by shellfish lovers around the world.

Read more about a favorite food for many.

Change Food Updates

TEDxManhattan Retires

At 5pm on September 30th, TEDxManhattan officially retired.  All talks will remain online indefinitely - you can easily access them through the Change Food Video Library.  

Diane thanks all and says farewell in
a video that was released last week.
Click on photo below to watch. 
Diane Hatz
Diane says goodbye

TED released their top 5 Future of Food TEDx talks, and both TEDxManhattan talks

Dana's Cowin's "How Ugly, Unloved Food Can Change the World"


Megan Miller's "Are Insects the Future of Food"

made the list.  Congrats Dana and Megan!


Vote for Fenugreen and 2012 TEDxManhattan speaker  Kavita Shukla 
for the Superbowl

Kavita Shukla at TEDxManhattan 2012
Photo courtesy of Ken Goodman Photography
FreshPaper, a simple innovation that has garnered international recognition for its potential to change the food system, is in the running for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a television commercial during the 2016 Super Bowl.

The inspiring FreshPaper story has captured the attention of influencers like Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson, and was the subject of a short film by Hollywood director Bryce Dallas Howard . In 2013, FreshPaper was presented with the INDEX: Award, the world's largest prize for design (previously awarded to Apple and Tesla ) by Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Denmark .

FreshPaper sheets are infused with organic spices that keep fruits & vegetables fresh for 2-4x longer, naturally. One small sheet is simply dropped into fridge drawers, cartons, and bags filled with produce. FreshPaper is made in the USA, and is recyclable, biodegradable, compostable.

Today, the FreshPaper brand is recognized as a pioneer in the movement towards reducing food waste. Shukla hopes that the road to the Super Bowl commercial will spark a national conversation around the enormous global challenge of food waste, and inspire other entrepreneurs, especially women, to think bigger with their ideas.

The winner of the Super Bowl ad will be determined by a global vote. Supporters can cast their daily votes until November 2nd for FreshPaper at

Link In with Change Food

Follow the Change Food company page on LinkedIn in order to connect with Change Food and the Change Food team.  We'll also be publishing original pieces to guide you on networking, collaborating and working within the food movement.  More to come soon!

Remember, even though the weather's getting colder and we'll be wrapping up warmly soon, it's the season of pumpkins and squash and all things fall!

Eat well,


Diane Hatz
Founder & Executive Director, Change Food 
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