Future of Food (Mar 26th)


Tuesday, March 26th: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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How can we find and consume food that’s healthy for us and the environment?

Food production impacts more than what goes on your plate. According to the World Economic Forum, a third of our global carbon footprint is from the food we consume and an estimated $940 billion per year is lost globally as a result of food waste.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why food sustainability matters and what you can do about it
  • Where our food comes from and where to learn about its footprint
  • Everyday practices to support sustainable farms and food companies
  • How innovative companies are producing food in new, sustainable ways
  • Ways to adopt a healthier, more sustainable diet
  • Career opportunities in innovative food companies

About Be Social Change Events

In addition to walking away with a better understanding of how you can make an impact through your career, you’ll also have an opportunity to build your network by connecting with like-minded people from the Be Social Change community.

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available.
We strive to make Be Social Change events zero waste – help us by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event.


    • 6:30 – 7:00 pm – Networking
    • 7:00 – 7:15 pm – Intro + Collaborative Q&A
    • 7:15 – 8:00 pm – Panel Discussion
    • 8:00 – 8:30 pm – Q&A
    • 8:30 – 9:00 pm – Networking


    • Marc Oshima, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms
    • Ethan Soloviev, Executive Vice President of Research, HowGood
    • Jean de Barrau, Director of Sustainable Agriculture, Danone


Marc Oshima, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms

Marc Oshima is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of AeroFarms, a leading clean-technology company that builds and operates responsible, state-of-the-art indoor vertical farms around the world, enabling local production and transforming agriculture. A Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for Food and by Inc. as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies.

An award-winning marketer with an extensive background in retail, branding, and media, Marc is also passionate about increasing access to healthy food and has led the marketing for major food retailers. Marc has been recognized by Eating Well magazine as one of the 2018 American Food Heroes. With his B.A. from Columbia College and M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, Marc is also Board Co-Chair of Chefs Collaborative, a 25 year old non-profit improving our sustainable food systems, and a member of the United Fresh Produce Marketing & Merchandising Council.

Ethan Soloviev, Executive Vice President of Research, HowGood

Ethan Soloviev is a farmer and the Executive Vice President of Research at HowGood.com, where he manages the world’s largest sustainability database on food, beauty, and cleaning products. His work with Fortune 100 retail and CPG companies combines on-the-ground agricultural expertise with sustainability-driven market insights. Ethan farms apples and sheep in upstate NY and is the author of “Regenerative Agriculture” and the monthly “Regeneration Newsroom”; you can read his latest articles on regenerative agriculture, business, and life at ethansoloviev.com.

Jean de Barrau, Director of Sustainable Agriculture, Danone

Jean de Barrau is the Sustainable Agriculture Director at Danone North America, a multinational French company whose mission is to “bring health through food to as many people as possible.” He has been an integral part of Danone for the past seven years, and is spearheading a program that aims to improve soil health, water quality and usage, biodiversity, animal welfare, and carbon sequestration.

Motivated by the Danone motto “One Planet, One Health,” Jean believes that sustainable agriculture can only be obtained by tackling the entire agricultural ecosystem, composed of farmers, environment, and profitability.

Originally from France, Jean has a Master’s in International Purchasing & Innovation Management from MAI Bordeaux Ecole de Management. He is continuously driven by new challenges, cultures, and a love of languages; his open-minded and enthusiastic nature has led him to live in Russia, Spain, and currently the US.


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. For as long as Marcos has been working in the social impact space, he has also been building businesses.

Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.


AeroFarms is on a mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. Since 2004, AeroFarms has been the world leader in indoor farming, growing delicious, nutritious food in our state-of-the-art indoor vertical farms. We are a mission-driven company and proud B Corporation, and proud to be named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. Our patented, award-winning aeroponic technology provides the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive, taking vertical farming to a new level of precision and productivity with minimal environmental impact and virtually zero risk. You can enjoy locally grown, delicious, pesticide-free produce all year round through our retail brand Dream Greens.



A guild for 21st-century craft promoting slow entrepreneurship and intentional service. Unequal parts cafe, living room, workshop, collaboratory, rooftop garden, and upstate retreat space on a biodynamic farm. Learn more about visiting or renting at http://primeproduce.coop/.


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