From TEDx Macquarie University, 2013.
From the TEDx YouTube channel:
Melissa Foster, Co-founder Food Orbit
Food Orbit is changing the food system; making buying and selling local and responsibly farmed food simple! We’re enabling wholesale buyers; such as chefs and restaurateurs, to connect and trade directly with local farmers and producers online.
By shortening the supply chain we’re providing fairer prices for farmers and greater transparency for chefs. We’ve created a place for local producers to tell their story, list their inventory and promote their business online through a highly visual and searchable format that allows buyers to easily search for produce by location and farm.
Co-founder of Food Orbit which stems from my passion about healthy, sustainable living and eating. At Food Orbit, we’re shortening the supply chain and allowing wholesale food buyers to trade directly with local farmers and producers. Our vision is for every café, restaurant, hotel, school and hospital to have access to locally sourced produce through FoodOrbit.com
Before this I worked at the fast paced startup, Spreets, heading up their Editorial team and deciding how a database of over two million people were communicated with everyday. I stayed with Spreets throughout the acquisition by Yahoo!7 and continued working in both the Editorial and Marketing areas.