Melanie Warner is a freelance writer for various publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, and CBSnews.com, and is the author of Pandora’s Lunchbox. She has spent the past 15 years writing about business. For two years, she was a staff reporter for The New York Times covering the food industry. Before that, she spent seven years as a writer at Fortune magazine, where among other things, she wrote about the dot com boom in Silicon Valley. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two young boys.