Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld is an environmental scientist and National Geographic Explorer. She completed a BA/MA in Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University, and an MPhil in Environmental Policy and PhD in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge where she was a Cambridge Trust Scholar. Her doctoral research focused on the impact of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organisation founded by the World Wildlife Fund and other key stakeholders, designed to improve the environmental sustainability of palm oil production.
Following submission of her PhD, she completed research at the University of Cambridge on energy policy in the United Kingdom, and also researched strategies to communicate the links between diet choice and the environment in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her goal is to build a digital media company focused on empowering people to fight climate change and conserve natural resources. She wants to create a longer version of her film, and is also currently working on an app and online platform to help people transition to healthy and sustainable diets. Rosemary is a volunteer for the National Academy of Sciences Science and Entertainment Exchange.
Eat Like The World Depends On It is a short film about the dietary changes people can make to improve their health and conserve the environment. By reducing meat consumption to healthy levels, and eating foods that are produced in ways that preserve our land and water systems, people can help the world at every meal. The film features Dr. Fabrice DeClerck (Science Director of the EAT Foundation), Dr. Walter Willett (Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard, Co-Chair of the EAT-Lancet Commission), Dr. Gidon Eshel (Environmental Research Professor at Bard College), Dr. Andrew Smith (Research Director at the Rodale Institute), and Diana Martin (Communications Director at the Rodale Institute).