So excited to announce my new book deal with my DREAM publisher, Rodale. Below is the write-up from Publishers Weekly.
Gustafson’s Debut Goes to Rodale Food activist and social entrepreneur Ellen Gustafson closed her first book deal, contracting with Rodale for two titles. Gustafson, a former U.N. spokesperson and co-founder of FEED Projects (a charitable company that sells various products to combat world hunger), closed the deal with editor-at-large Elissa Altman and executive editor Alex Postman, who pre-empted world English rights from the Guild Agency’s James Marshall Reilly. The first book, scheduled for spring 2014, Rodale said, will be about “how we have the power to improve our health, our communities and the world… from our kitchen table.” The second title will be a cookbook featuring sustainable recipes; it’s slated for spring 2015.
The Jan-Feb 2012 issue of the Harvard Business Review features 13 audacious ideas for improving the world in 2012. My thoughts are on how we can revolutionize our agriculture policies to address both persistent hunger AND growing obesity. ”Grow More Apples and Less Corn.”
Notes from Global Week at Castilleja School in Palo Alto.
Ellen Gustafson kicks off Global WeekPosted 01/05/2011 01:00AM
On Monday, Ellen Gustafson kicked off Global Week by delivering an inspiring presentation about the systemic changes necessary in the global food system. As the co-founder of FEED Projects she focused on international food dilemmas; however, she also touched upon her personal journey and how she decided to devote her career to food justice and sustainability.
Ellen emphasized how food was her passion, and the importance of Casti students finding and pursuing their own passions. She encouraged the girls to pick up the New York Times each day, and to read beyond just the headline articles. Over time, patterns in the topics and articles toward which each girl gravitated could lend clues to their passion.
Head of School Nanci Kauffman was so inspired by Ellen’s presentation that she spent much of the afternoon tracking down a resource— a carrier willing to deliver 100 copies of the New York Times to Castilleja this morning.
The newspapers were delivered first thing Tuesday morning - and eagerly picked up by Upper School students who were spotted reading in the Dining Room, on the Circle, in the Lonergan Center, and wherever they happened to have a free moment during Global Week activiites.