Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability, and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair and designated one of the top eight women saving the planet by Marie Claire, Simran is the author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, named one of the best food books of 2016 by Smithsonian, and the creator of The Slow Melt podcast, named Saveur's best food podcast of 2017. She is a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) in Oakland, USA, and a former visiting scholar at the Cocoa Research Centre in St. Augustine, Trinidad. Simran has written for a variety of outlets including Smithsonian, NPR, The Washington Post, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Oprah.com. She is the former environmental correspondent for NBC News, has produced environmental programming for PBS and Sundance Channel, and was the host of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, A School in the Woods.