Edible #284

September 26, 2014

This week, we're looking at the environmental impact of foods we eat, and others that we should. We'll speak to Daniella Martin, host of the insect cooking/travel show "Girl Meets Bug," about her book "Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet." And we'll talk about the environmental effects of salmon farming with Peter Bridson, Aquaculture Research Manager for the Seafood Watch program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


  • Daniella Martin
  • Peter Bridson

Guest Bios

Daniella Martin

Daniella Martin is an entomophagist, or bug-eating expert. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, SF Weekly, and AOL News, and has inspired an episode of The Simpsons. Her first book, "Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet" was published this year by Amazon Publishing/New Harvest.

Peter Bridson

Peter Bridson is the aquaculture manager for the aquarium’s Seafood Watch program and is responsible for researching the complex and often controversial environmental impacts of aquaculture. His more than 20 years' experience in aquaculture research aided the development of criteria with which Seafood Watch assesses the sustainability of farmed seafood and informs the buying decision of consumers and Pete has worked for a variety of academic, commercial and non-profit organizations. He sits on the Global Aquaculture Alliance's Standards Oversight Committee, the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative’s Aquaculture Expert Working Group, and previously sat on the WWF-initiated Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue's Global Steering Committee and the Global Aquaculture Performance.

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