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Sophie Egan | A Radically Practical Guide to Conscious Eating | Talks at Google

Sophie Egan | A Radically Practical Guide to Conscious Eating | Talks at Google

Sophie Egan discusses the food choices we make and how they affect us and the environment.

As a leader at the intersection of food, health, and climate, Sophie published How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet. Is organic really worth it? Are eggs ok to eat? If so, which ones are best for you, and for the chicken— Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised? What about farmed salmon, soy milk, sugar, gluten, fermented foods, coconut oil, almonds? Thumbs-up, thumbs-down, or somewhere in between?

For over five years, Sophie Egan has served as the Director of Health and Sustainability Leadership and Editorial Director for the Strategic Initiatives Group at The Culinary Institute of America. In that role, she helps improve millions of meals served each day, across restaurant chains, foodservice companies, K-12 school districts, and institutions—from phasing out antibiotics in the meat supply to boosting the appeal of vegetables. She writes about food, health and sustainability for publications like The Washington Post, EatingWell, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, WIRED and Sunset magazine.

Moderated by Pete Williamson.